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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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17,736Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$837K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$770K

2014

$780K

2015

$837K

2016

Number of Claims

17,351

2014

17,431

2015

17,736

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 864

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 688

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 673

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 P
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 22, 2018.
  • 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.