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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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16,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
799 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.53M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

14,945

2014

15,029

2015

16,553

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 769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

177

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

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 Dec. 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.