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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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18,844Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$1.85M

2014

$2.13M

2015

$2.62M

2016

Number of Claims

19,991

2014

19,387

2015

18,844

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
VASCEPA 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

153

patients, 31% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

134

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

ZETIA 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

INVOKANA 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

LYRICA 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKAMET 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PROLIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VIVLODEX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOVIAZ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
REPATHA SURECLICK 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 March 13, 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.