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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$742K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
53% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$601K

2014

$645K

2015

$742K

2016

Number of Claims

8,078

2014

8,435

2015

8,827

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 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

66

patients, 28% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% 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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.