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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,964Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$732K

2014

$743K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

8,647

2014

9,685

2015

10,964

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 3,484

prescriptions, 32% of all prescriptions

1,307

prescriptions.

446

patients, 58% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 2,319

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

310

patients, 40% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,887

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

221

patients, 29% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 559

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENDOCET 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 7, 2009.
  • 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.