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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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14,789Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$705K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$601K

2014

$622K

2015

$705K

2016

Number of Claims

15,846

2014

15,449

2015

14,789

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 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

129

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

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 Jan. 17, 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.