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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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11,590Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

10,870

2014

11,339

2015

11,590

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 689

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

132

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VYTORIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREMARIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CEFDINIR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% 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 March 19, 2014.
  • 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.