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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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10,840Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$555K

2014

$654K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

9,333

2014

10,489

2015

10,840

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 835

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

201

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 659

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

189

patients, 32% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.