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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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13,799Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$855K

2014

$977K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

11,896

2014

12,850

2015

13,799

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 733

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ANDROGEL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ARMOUR THYROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% 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 April 15, 2016.
  • 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.