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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$738K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$878K

2014

$841K

2015

$738K

2016

Number of Claims

17,954

2014

16,464

2015

14,259

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,060

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

118

patients, 34% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 888

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

104

patients, 30% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 583

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

91

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

82

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

FENTANYL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

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 Feb. 7, 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.