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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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12,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$484K

2014

$794K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

7,694

2014

11,334

2015

12,106

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 550

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

109

patients, 28% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 2, 2018.
  • 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.