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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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14,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$965K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$938K

2014

$898K

2015

$965K

2016

Number of Claims

14,338

2014

13,838

2015

14,076

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 733

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ANDROGEL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 June 21, 2018.
  • 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.