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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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18,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.45M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

17,318

2014

17,423

2015

18,239

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 834

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 806

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

CRESTOR 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

COUMADIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TELMISARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VYTORIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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.