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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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14,124Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
383 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$878K

2014

$846K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

16,193

2014

16,376

2015

14,124

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 829

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

94

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 658

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

92

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

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ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 June 27, 2010.
  • 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.