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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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15,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,286 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$837K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

14,209

2014

16,254

2015

15,719

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.

10

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 837

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

257

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 768

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

241

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

196

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

165

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

144

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

109

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 20, 2016.
  • 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.