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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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14,436Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$809K

2014

$742K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

15,785

2014

14,496

2015

14,436

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

139

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

140

patients, 22% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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 Feb. 22, 2012.
  • 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.