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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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17,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$863K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$864K

2014

$853K

2015

$863K

2016

Number of Claims

17,897

2014

17,358

2015

17,121

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 945

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

147

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 650

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 July 3, 2012.
  • 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.