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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$786K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
57% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$636K

2014

$732K

2015

$786K

2016

Number of Claims

12,134

2014

13,302

2015

12,531

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.

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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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

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SUBOXONE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

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patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

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 Oct. 15, 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.