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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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20,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$855K

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

17,777

2014

22,203

2015

20,635

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,083

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

263

patients, 41% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 913

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

210

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 793

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

178

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

179

patients, 28% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

216

patients, 34% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

191

patients, 30% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TERAZOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ENDOCET 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PADS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 8, 2013.
  • 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.