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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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20,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.16M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.11M

2015

$1.16M

2016

Number of Claims

19,849

2014

19,763

2015

20,702

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 708

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

153

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M20 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFADROXIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BUPROPION HCL SR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Aug. 13, 2008.
  • 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.