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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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16,175Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$1.7M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

18,037

2014

16,440

2015

16,175

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 744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

225

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

177

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SULINDAC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 April 28, 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.