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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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13,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
682 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

18,978

2014

15,166

2015

13,202

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 771

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

228

patients, 33% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

169

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

170

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

140

patients, 21% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

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CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.