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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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14,728Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
849 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$644K

2014

$577K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

14,259

2014

12,880

2015

14,728

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 907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

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CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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REPAGLINIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

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NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.