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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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17,042Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
270 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.41M

2016

Number of Claims

14,242

2014

16,411

2015

17,042

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 798

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

101

patients, 37% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 595

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

81

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

79

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

64

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

60

patients, 22% of all patients

CRESTOR 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

RANEXA 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

DEXILANT 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

COUMADIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SINGLE USE SWAB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TRULICITY 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TANZEUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 June 28, 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.