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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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14,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.36M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$1.36M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.36M

2016

Number of Claims

14,472

2014

14,562

2015

14,242

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.

10

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
CRESTOR 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

58

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

59

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

55

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

COLCRYS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CICLOPIROX* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 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.