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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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12,631Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$931K

2014

$967K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

12,445

2014

12,668

2015

12,631

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
LISINOPRIL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 11, 2013.
  • 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.