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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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32,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,148 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

$1.86M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

35,747

2014

34,826

2015

32,228

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
METFORMIN HCL 1,532

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,301

prescriptions.

219

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,307

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,360

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

198

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,140

prescriptions.

222

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 904

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 847

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 757

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

129

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 514

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ATROVENT HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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. 17, 2012.
  • 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.