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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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20,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

20,069

2014

18,188

2015

20,758

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.

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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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,211

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,191

prescriptions.

366

patients, 35% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 1,052

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,029

prescriptions.

260

patients, 25% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 951

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

251

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 904

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

296

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

244

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

210

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

O
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET XR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

URSODIOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CREON 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RESTASIS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Oct. 12, 2012.
  • 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.