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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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19,135Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
607 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$2.05M

2014

$1.96M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

20,323

2014

19,918

2015

19,135

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,182

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,165

prescriptions.

197

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,147

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

184

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

AZOR 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

10
RALOXIFENE HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

173

patients, 29% of all patients

JANUMET 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVAZA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RAPAFLO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRIBENZOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AVODART 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PATANOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% 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 April 25, 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.