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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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12,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
646 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.07M

2014

$857K

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

14,334

2014

10,851

2015

12,291

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
OMEPRAZOLE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 P
LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 July 22, 2014.
  • 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.