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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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15,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
993 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% 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

$297K

2014

$1.31M

2015

$2.17M

2016

Number of Claims

2,648

2014

11,264

2015

15,129

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

333

patients, 34% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

293

patients, 30% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

265

patients, 27% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

211

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

232

patients, 23% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AGGRENOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

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 June 17, 2014.
  • 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.