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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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14,957Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$634K

2014

$668K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

14,495

2014

15,068

2015

14,957

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.

10

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 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

96

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

94

patients, 25% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

116

patients, 31% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

71

patients, 19% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NOVOLIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 5, 2007.
  • 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.