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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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19,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.45M

2015

$1.72M

2016

Number of Claims

16,733

2014

18,116

2015

19,012

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 2,227

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

388

patients, 39% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 1,882

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

292

patients, 30% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

195

patients, 20% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCONTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTRANS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SUBOXONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 Jan. 5, 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.