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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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18,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$1.73M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

18,649

2014

19,460

2015

18,586

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

83

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

94

patients, 31% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

79

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

69

patients, 23% of all patients

CRESTOR 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

RANEXA 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

61

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

NEXIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

DEXILANT 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUMET 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

COUMADIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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LINZESS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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. 27, 2013.
  • 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.