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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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10,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
372 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

12,145

2014

11,140

2015

10,973

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 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

91

patients, 24% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ACARBOSE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

AZILECT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OLOPATADINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LIDOCAINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 2, 2008.
  • 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.