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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,713Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
28% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$498K

2014

$691K

2015

$717K

2016

Number of Claims

6,787

2014

8,350

2015

8,713

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 849

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

159

patients, 36% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 486

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

127

patients, 29% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

OPANA ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SUBOXONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% 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 13, 2014.
  • 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.