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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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12,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$644K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
406 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
46% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$554K

2014

$700K

2015

$644K

2016

Number of Claims

11,301

2014

13,099

2015

12,193

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
LISINOPRIL 724

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

115

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 16, 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.