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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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17,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
486 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$853K

2014

$852K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,996

2014

15,277

2015

17,079

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 1,718

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

213

patients, 44% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ROPINIROLE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMIFLU 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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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 April 3, 2008.
  • 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.