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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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17,662Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

20,225

2014

17,913

2015

17,662

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
SIMVASTATIN 752

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

108

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

187

patients, 38% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

VOLTAREN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NASONEX 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROCTOSOL-HC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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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. 25, 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.