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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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13,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

16,424

2014

14,038

2015

13,628

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 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

117

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

CELECOXIB 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUMET 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

CRESTOR 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFDINIR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TELMISARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCHICINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAPAFLO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HAVRIX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% 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 Dec. 11, 2014.
  • 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.