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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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14,246Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$823K

2014

$843K

2015

$921K

2016

Number of Claims

14,321

2014

13,287

2015

14,246

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
OXYCODONE HCL 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

84

patients, 26% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

89

patients, 28% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

82

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

93

patients, 29% of all patients

ENDOCET 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

75

patients, 23% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

95

patients, 30% of all patients

A
HYDROCORTISONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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.