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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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19,578Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.67M

2016

Number of Claims

15,370

2014

18,332

2015

19,578

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 1,037

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

168

patients, 38% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

127

patients, 28% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

129

patients, 29% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

147

patients, 33% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 643

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

99

patients, 22% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

118

patients, 26% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

135

patients, 30% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

139

patients, 31% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SINGLE USE SWAB 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

QVAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE BUTYRATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

10
AZELASTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% 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. 12, 2015.
  • 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.