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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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15,077Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
745 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$865K

2014

$827K

2015

$769K

2016

Number of Claims

18,415

2014

16,460

2015

15,077

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.

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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.

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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 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 July 20, 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.