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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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12,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$875K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$891K

2014

$807K

2015

$875K

2016

Number of Claims

13,448

2014

12,155

2015

12,849

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 727

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 May 8, 2018.
  • 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.