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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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16,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

14,812

2014

15,447

2015

16,550

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 801

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

122

patients, 28% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

76

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LYRICA 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OPANA ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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 Dec. 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.