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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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13,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$996K

2014

$969K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

13,371

2014

13,753

2015

13,727

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 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

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 March 24, 2016.
  • 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.