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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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15,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.05M

2014

$942K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

15,460

2014

15,509

2015

15,468

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 5, 2016.
  • 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.