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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,349Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$690K

2014

$586K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

9,880

2014

9,834

2015

9,349

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.

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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 754

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

147

patients, 25% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 330

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 May 20, 2010.
  • 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.