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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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20,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

23,143

2014

22,495

2015

20,233

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 1,085

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

318

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 968

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

358

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 965

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

284

patients, 19% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

228

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

261

patients, 18% of all patients

ATENOLOL 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

197

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

219

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

197

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

176

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

292

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

103

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

194

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

79

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

190

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

106

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCHICINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

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 March 3, 2010.
  • 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.