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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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15,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$1.97M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

24,399

2014

21,779

2015

15,964

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
OMEPRAZOLE 741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

120

patients, 32% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

118

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

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PENTOXIFYLLINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VIAGRA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

RESTASIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 O
CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 21, 2013.
  • 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.