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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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16,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$843K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$582K

2014

$636K

2015

$843K

2016

Number of Claims

12,718

2014

13,823

2015

16,522

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

159

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<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 March 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.