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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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16,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,054 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.24M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

16,598

2014

16,361

2015

16,683

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

252

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

O
XARELTO 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

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 July 22, 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.