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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
458 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$761K

2014

$811K

2015

$845K

2016

Number of Claims

13,011

2014

12,229

2015

11,196

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 1,195

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

138

patients, 30% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

132

patients, 29% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

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 May 31, 2012.
  • 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.