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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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11,420Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$698K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$796K

2014

$678K

2015

$698K

2016

Number of Claims

12,758

2014

10,808

2015

11,420

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.

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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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 777

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

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INVOKANA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

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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 8, 2007.
  • 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.