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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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19,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
860 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$976K

2014

$985K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

19,695

2014

21,276

2015

19,172

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 1,330

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

195

patients, 23% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 713

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 580

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFDINIR 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

211

patients, 25% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ESTRADIOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
VALACYCLOVIR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 May 29, 2008.
  • 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.