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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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21,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$991K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

20,086

2014

21,706

2015

21,824

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 1,180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,101

prescriptions.

177

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,157

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,078

prescriptions.

230

patients, 36% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 993

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 918

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

171

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

124

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HUMULIN 70-30 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CALCITRIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

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 Nov. 10, 2011.
  • 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.