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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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19,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
717 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$1.62M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

26,337

2014

22,316

2015

19,413

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 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 A
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 May 10, 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.