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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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35,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,757 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$3.99M

2014

$4.3M

2015

$3.77M

2016

Number of Claims

34,058

2014

37,975

2015

35,691

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 2,140

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,073

prescriptions.

435

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,990

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,950

prescriptions.

397

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,665

prescriptions.

318

patients, 18% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 1,687

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,637

prescriptions.

315

patients, 18% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 1,496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,430

prescriptions.

306

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 905

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

197

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 847

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

145

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 742

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

256

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 737

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

156

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 721

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

163

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

241

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 643

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

10
NEXIUM 630

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

100

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

159

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 598

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

140

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

178

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

156

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

199

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

96

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ALLOPURINOL 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

237

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

ULORIC 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

101

patients, 6% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

90

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

PATANOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Jan. 22, 2016.
  • 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.