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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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14,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

14,680

2014

14,249

2015

14,554

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 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

156

patients, 25% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
SYNTHROID 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMIFLU 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 O
MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% 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 Sept. 28, 2017.
  • 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.