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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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18,443Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,268 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

18,047

2014

18,100

2015

18,443

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 1,162

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,157

prescriptions.

336

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 877

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

267

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

239

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

233

patients, 18% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

153

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

141

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

164

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCHICINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 April 11, 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.