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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
374 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

9,259

2014

7,898

2015

7,458

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
GABAPENTIN 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

117

patients, 31% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYMORPHONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRULICITY 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

VASCEPA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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 Nov. 10, 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.