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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,788Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$544K

2014

$659K

2015

$842K

2016

Number of Claims

7,714

2014

8,813

2015

10,788

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
OXYCODONE HCL 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

65

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • 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.