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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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15,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
676 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$2.02M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

17,281

2014

17,561

2015

15,116

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
METFORMIN HCL 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

138

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

240

patients, 36% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

166

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

JANUVIA 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 2, 2010.
  • 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.