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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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22,511Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.76M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.76M

2016

Number of Claims

23,114

2014

26,214

2015

22,511

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
LIDOCAINE 960

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

218

patients, 47% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 895

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

139

patients, 30% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

169

patients, 36% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

116

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

161

patients, 34% of all patients

O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 540

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

132

patients, 28% of all patients

10
ALPRAZOLAM 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

125

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

127

patients, 27% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

210

patients, 45% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

NEXIUM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

141

patients, 30% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LYRICA 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

INVOKANA 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

10
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PATADAY 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

100

patients, 21% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY TOUCH ALCOHOL PREP PADS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
QVAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SEROQUEL XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% 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 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.