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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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14,276Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.37M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

14,724

2014

16,375

2015

14,276

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 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 June 12, 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.