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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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14,915Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
301 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.2M

2016

Number of Claims

14,559

2014

14,921

2015

14,915

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
CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

64

patients, 21% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ANORO ELLIPTA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OPANA ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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.