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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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15,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$567K

2014

$663K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

13,051

2014

13,049

2015

15,673

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
METFORMIN HCL 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 542

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
DULOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

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 March 13, 2013.
  • 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.