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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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22,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$917K

2014

$890K

2015

$905K

2016

Number of Claims

23,821

2014

23,237

2015

22,637

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 1,314

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

198

patients, 33% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 1,032

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

152

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

188

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Aug. 14, 2015.
  • 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.