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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.51M

2014

$2.43M

2015

$2.88M

2016

Number of Claims

7,801

2014

8,494

2015

10,425

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
LEVETIRACETAM 775

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 576

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 565

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BUTRANS 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SUBOXONE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TECFIDERA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
VOLTAREN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZILECT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ONFI 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
AMPYRA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
MODAFINIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 16, 2015.
  • 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.