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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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12,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$955K

2014

$899K

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

12,306

2014

11,956

2015

12,067

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 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

265

patients, 55% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

178

patients, 37% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMZARIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PAZEO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 9, 2011.
  • 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.