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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
629 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$1.99M

2014

$2.84M

2015

$3.77M

2016

Number of Claims

4,689

2014

5,303

2015

5,577

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
METHOTREXATE 838

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

133

patients, 21% of all patients

PREDNISONE 818

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

180

patients, 29% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 491

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 362

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ENBREL 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

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RAYOS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

10
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. 6, 2017.
  • 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.