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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
243 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% 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

$307K

2014

$395K

2015

$402K

2016

Number of Claims

4,045

2014

5,338

2015

5,440

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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 274

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

58

patients, 24% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

FENTANYL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 June 27, 2017.
  • 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.