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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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14,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
588 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$2.18M

2014

$2.35M

2015

$2.38M

2016

Number of Claims

17,589

2014

17,186

2015

14,898

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
CRESTOR 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ROZEREM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10
TRADJENTA 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

AZOR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

EDARBI 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

URSODIOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 18, 2013.
  • 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.