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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$630K

2014

$623K

2015

$672K

2016

Number of Claims

11,327

2014

11,111

2015

11,050

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 620

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

119

patients, 27% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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CARISOPRODOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREMARIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

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. 5, 2010.
  • 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.