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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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20,206Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
502 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$811K

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

14,486

2014

21,657

2015

20,206

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 781

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

117

patients, 23% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

116

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROMETHAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANSOPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 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 April 3, 2015.
  • 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.