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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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14,470Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$723K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$564K

2014

$616K

2015

$723K

2016

Number of Claims

10,208

2014

12,452

2015

14,470

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 871

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 9, 2013.
  • 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.