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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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23,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,064 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$2.91M

2014

$2.42M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

38,128

2014

33,528

2015

23,668

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
OMEPRAZOLE 2,201

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,147

prescriptions.

593

patients, 56% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

329

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,125

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,120

prescriptions.

235

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,111

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,087

prescriptions.

256

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,016

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

315

patients, 30% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

229

patients, 22% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

200

patients, 19% of all patients

NEXIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

CREON 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

AMANTADINE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

BENICAR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ZENPEP 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VOLTAREN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LOVAZA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FARXIGA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VASCEPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

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 15, 2017.
  • 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.