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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
232 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
43% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$900K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

12,390

2014

13,608

2015

12,665

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 HCL 839

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

84

patients, 36% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

76

patients, 33% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

67

patients, 29% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

O
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

AMITIZA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

35

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

39

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% 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 March 2, 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.