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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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22,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.71M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,421 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.71M

2016

Number of Claims

23,772

2014

24,228

2015

22,085

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 1,721

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,575

prescriptions.

529

patients, 37% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,345

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,300

prescriptions.

401

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,324

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,259

prescriptions.

429

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 803

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

258

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

219

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

173

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

173

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFDINIR 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

265

patients, 19% of all patients

A 10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GENERLAC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROLIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 June 16, 2018.
  • 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.