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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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22,234Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
54% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$1.78M

2014

$1.83M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

25,946

2014

23,408

2015

22,234

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 2,614

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,355

prescriptions.

382

patients, 43% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 1,035

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

220

patients, 25% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

218

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

181

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BUTRANS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYCONTIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NASONEX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 22

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 Dec. 9, 2009.
  • 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.