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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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15,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

20,535

2014

20,192

2015

15,229

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 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

109

patients, 32% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

82

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PENTOXIFYLLINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 11, 2009.
  • 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.