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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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12,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
493 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
75% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

15,093

2014

13,649

2015

12,553

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,064

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,059

prescriptions.

171

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

131

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUVIA 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

CELECOXIB 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% 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 July 8, 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.