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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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11,937Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.34M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

11,642

2014

11,291

2015

11,937

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

52

patients, 23% of all patients

CRESTOR 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

ULORIC 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

NEXIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

DEXILANT 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

SYMBICORT 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 25% of all patients

VASCEPA 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

CREON 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

64

patients, 28% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 24% of all patients

A
AZOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

JENTADUETO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

COLCRYS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

WELCHOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRULICITY 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRINTELLIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 24, 2008.
  • 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.