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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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20,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

12,133

2014

16,652

2015

20,155

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 802

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

104

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

VASCEPA 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

158

patients, 32% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

VOLTAREN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PATADAY 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

NASONEX 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VIREAD 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RAPAFLO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL EMOLLIENT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 13, 2007.
  • 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.