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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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14,742Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.66M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.66M

2016

Number of Claims

14,361

2014

14,407

2015

14,742

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.

10

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 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
JENTADUETO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.