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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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17,610Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$1M

2014

$980K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

13,830

2014

15,641

2015

17,610

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 1,164

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,145

prescriptions.

308

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

289

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 857

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

845

prescriptions.

257

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

210

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

177

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

153

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

145

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

163

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

106

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

83

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

171

patients, 10% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

84

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Sept. 12, 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.