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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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20,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,026 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

19,501

2014

20,626

2015

20,792

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 1,018

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 746

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

178

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

276

patients, 27% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

164

patients, 16% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Dec. 16, 2009.
  • 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.