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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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15,917Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

15,123

2014

16,039

2015

15,917

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.

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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.

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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 870

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

153

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 April 1, 2008.
  • 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.