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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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14,396Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,056 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$850K

2014

$934K

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

13,098

2014

14,701

2015

14,396

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.

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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 906

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

208

patients, 20% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

182

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 517

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

157

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

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 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.