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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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15,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,913

2014

16,656

2015

15,897

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 896

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

177

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

DEXILANT 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
ETODOLAC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.