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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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14,782Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

12,234

2014

12,997

2015

14,782

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 672

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

SYNTHROID 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% 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 July 1, 2018.
  • 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.