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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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14,571Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
576 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

13,541

2014

15,229

2015

14,571

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 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 690

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

141

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 Nov. 29, 2016.
  • 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.