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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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19,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$2.17M

2014

$1.95M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

21,504

2014

19,864

2015

19,277

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 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

112

patients, 27% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 609

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

CREON 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

CELECOXIB 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

DEXILANT 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LYRICA 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMZARIC 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

WELCHOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET XR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZENPEP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AZOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ATELVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

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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 May 16, 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.