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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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17,364Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,626 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

15,892

2014

16,743

2015

17,364

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 916

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

893

prescriptions.

254

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

209

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

168

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

123

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

164

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

104

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

108

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O
QUINAPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 Oct. 2, 2017.
  • 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.