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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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17,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.78M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.63M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$1.78M

2016

Number of Claims

17,672

2014

18,345

2015

17,231

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 772

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

168

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 June 29, 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.