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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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12,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

13,706

2014

13,445

2015

12,934

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 614

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 April 23, 2008.
  • 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.