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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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11,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
170 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.06M

2014

$838K

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

12,501

2014

10,898

2015

11,781

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 982

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

927

prescriptions.

118

patients, 69% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

77

patients, 45% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 636

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

92

patients, 54% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

68

patients, 40% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

54

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

46

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

NAPROXEN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

PATANOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

29

patients, 17% of all patients

10
AZELASTINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVAZA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRIVA 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 24% of all patients

CREON 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
EPINASTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 Jan. 2, 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.