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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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15,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$918K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$918K

2016

Number of Claims

21,012

2014

18,382

2015

15,782

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 788

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

140

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Dec. 15, 2015.
  • 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.