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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$951K

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

7,258

2014

7,835

2015

6,505

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
OXYCODONE HCL 806

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

153

patients, 31% of all patients

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OXYCONTIN 671

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

145

patients, 29% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 656

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

154

patients, 31% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 628

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

132

patients, 27% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 426

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

113

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OPANA ER 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SUBOXONE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METHOCARBAMOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

EMBEDA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYSINGLA ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O 10
AMITIZA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NUCYNTA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUTRANS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYMORPHONE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NUCYNTA ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Sept. 14, 2011.
  • 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.