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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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15,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,014 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$942K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

16,688

2014

17,111

2015

15,968

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 813

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

199

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

189

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 July 8, 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.