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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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22,002Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,214 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

22,828

2014

24,306

2015

22,002

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 1,252

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

230

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,150

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,130

prescriptions.

248

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,101

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

224

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 924

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 804

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

155

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
INDAPAMIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 18, 2011.
  • 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.