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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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17,179Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
565 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$1.26M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

14,371

2014

15,217

2015

17,179

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.

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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 1,281

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

183

patients, 32% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 878

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

108

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

A
OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ESTRADIOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

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 20, 2015.
  • 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.