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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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12,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$511K

2014

$663K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

11,208

2014

14,215

2015

12,852

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.

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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 668

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

141

patients, 19% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

143

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 19, 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.