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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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16,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
650 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,424

2014

17,414

2015

16,541

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 737

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 640

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 O
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 3, 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.