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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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18,488Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,107 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$672K

2014

$725K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

15,167

2014

16,120

2015

18,488

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 1,460

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,345

prescriptions.

271

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,011

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

238

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DULERA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 Aug. 15, 2008.
  • 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.