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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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16,022Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$2.63M

2014

$2.62M

2015

$2.28M

2016

Number of Claims

21,739

2014

18,671

2015

16,022

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,431

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,410

prescriptions.

402

patients, 62% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 747

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

228

patients, 35% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

174

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

124

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

JANUMET 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

COLCHICINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PROLIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ACARBOSE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DESLORATADINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 23, 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.