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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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18,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$1.16M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

20,010

2014

17,707

2015

18,424

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 754

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

170

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

165

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZAFIRLUKAST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
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.