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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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8,535Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$561K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

2014

$236K

2015

$561K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,048

2015

8,535

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

109

patients, 27% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON ODT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 April 11, 2012.
  • 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.