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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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26,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.67M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$2.39M

2014

$2.57M

2015

$2.67M

2016

Number of Claims

24,630

2014

26,305

2015

26,991

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
NEXIUM 2,325

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,238

prescriptions.

301

patients, 44% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,160

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,090

prescriptions.

261

patients, 38% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,162

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 995

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

982

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 992

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 964

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 828

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

JANUVIA 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 668

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

VASCEPA 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

CRESTOR 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VIREAD 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACARBOSE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WELCHOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AVODART 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 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.