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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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17,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$950K

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.72M

2016

Number of Claims

15,362

2014

16,753

2015

17,220

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 989

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

189

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUMET XR 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCIPOTRIENE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INCONTROL PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 9, 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.