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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
50% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.56M

2015

$1.65M

2016

Number of Claims

14,285

2014

18,120

2015

20,449

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
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 2,976

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,491

prescriptions.

352

patients, 51% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 1,631

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

298

patients, 43% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 1,415

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

253

patients, 37% of all patients

10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,056

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 1,052

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

211

patients, 31% of all patients

10
LYRICA 933

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

176

patients, 26% of all patients

10
MELOXICAM 870

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

182

patients, 27% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 653

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

158

patients, 23% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

FENTANYL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTRANS 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

AMITIZA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ESZOPICLONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NUCYNTA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRISTIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VIIBRYD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

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 July 14, 2016.
  • 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.