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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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14,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$890K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

12,209

2014

13,872

2015

14,072

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
OXYCODONE HCL 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 April 25, 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.