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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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14,132Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$730K

2014

$858K

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

12,601

2014

13,816

2015

14,132

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 641

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

120

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 June 14, 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.