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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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5,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

$469K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 47 providers in this state and specialty

243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Alaska
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

14% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 17%.

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Opioids

30% of this provider’s 243 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 17%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 22%.

Prescription Price

$81 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $94 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$351K

2014

$461K

2015

$469K

2016

Number of Claims

4,235

2014

5,744

2015

5,779

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

O 1 27
LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

63

patients, 26% of all patients

2 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 21% of all patients

3 4
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O 4 16
METFORMIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

5 8
OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

6 5
PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

7 33
GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

8 11
OXYCODONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O 9 24
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3
ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

11 46
SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

12 9
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

13 28
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

14 2
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

15 68
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O 16 70
WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

17 14
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

18 44
GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

19 39
FUROSEMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

20 6
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

21 21
FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

22 80
VENTOLIN HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

23 81
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 24 26
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

25 85
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

26 19
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

27 12
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

28 47
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

29 20
CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

30 38
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

31 59
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

31 102
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

31 17
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

34 103
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

34 103
TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

36 23
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

36 7
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 Sept. 29, 2008.
  • 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.