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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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13,201Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$962K

2014

$961K

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

12,424

2014

12,886

2015

13,201

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 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREMARIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

A
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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NATEGLINIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NADOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Jan. 20, 2011.
  • 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.