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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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20,412Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
506 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$749K

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

12,275

2014

23,871

2015

20,412

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,162

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,106

prescriptions.

167

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,140

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,085

prescriptions.

167

patients, 33% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

110

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

P
MEGESTROL ACETATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ZENPEP 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLUCAGON EMERGENCY KIT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 March 13, 2017.
  • 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.