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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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18,697Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

18,933

2014

18,456

2015

18,697

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,290

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

152

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,189

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,141

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,035

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

NIACIN ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VIREAD 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE 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 April 19, 2011.
  • 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.