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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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15,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$781K

2014

$758K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

13,742

2014

14,306

2015

15,414

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.

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 979

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

173

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 908

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

194

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 724

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VYTORIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 27, 2012.
  • 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.