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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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18,909Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.49M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$961K

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.49M

2016

Number of Claims

12,384

2014

14,899

2015

18,909

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 1,162

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

200

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 922

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 579

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

240

patients, 29% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

203

patients, 25% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PATADAY 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

VIREAD 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROVENTIL HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

COLCRYS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 16, 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.