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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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17,003Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

16,727

2014

16,965

2015

17,003

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 955

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

IVERMECTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PERMETHRIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% 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. 12, 2014.
  • 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.