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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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11,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
487 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$812K

2014

$835K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

12,713

2014

12,113

2015

11,220

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

147

patients, 30% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

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 July 16, 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.