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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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17,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$993K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$993K

2016

Number of Claims

24,518

2014

21,917

2015

17,737

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 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

91

patients, 23% of all patients

VALSARTAN 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CREON 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NITROSTAT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.