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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,339Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$58.1K

2014

$301K

2015

$452K

2016

Number of Claims

1,001

2014

4,933

2015

7,339

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 13, 2018.
  • 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.