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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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14,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$754K

2014

$730K

2015

$746K

2016

Number of Claims

14,945

2014

14,650

2015

14,391

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 891

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

803

prescriptions.

133

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 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 Aug. 6, 2010.
  • 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.