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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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15,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
811 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$846K

2014

$780K

2015

$860K

2016

Number of Claims

15,157

2014

14,810

2015

15,766

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 957

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

172

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A
XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 9, 2014.
  • 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.