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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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15,566Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.89M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,149 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$4.73M

2014

$4.94M

2015

$4.89M

2016

Number of Claims

16,390

2014

16,749

2015

15,566

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 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

327

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

GENVOYA 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUVADA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DRONABINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ANDROGEL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISENTRESS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NORVIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROSTIM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TIVICAY 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INTELENCE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
SELZENTRY 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
STRIBILD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIUMEQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 1% of all patients

PREZISTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
ATRIPLA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 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.