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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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22,767Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

22,111

2014

22,717

2015

22,767

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 1,075

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

250

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

202

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 735

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCHICINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 24, 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.