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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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14,275Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
326 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$999K

2014

$896K

2015

$819K

2016

Number of Claims

18,195

2014

15,532

2015

14,275

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 1,221

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

127

patients, 39% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

77

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARISOPRODOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O
MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% 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 May 3, 2011.
  • 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.