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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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18,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
978 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.6M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

16,636

2014

17,345

2015

18,564

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 991

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

291

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 946

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

338

patients, 35% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 855

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

261

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

242

patients, 25% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 749

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

234

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

197

patients, 20% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

A
PATADAY 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% 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 11, 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.