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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$960K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

13,221

2014

13,520

2015

14,159

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

201

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

153

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

179

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

WELCHOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 29, 2015.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.