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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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14,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$997K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

14,198

2014

14,356

2015

14,267

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.

10

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 740

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 674

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Nov. 6, 2007.
  • 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.