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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.78M

2014

$2.45M

2015

$2.14M

2016

Number of Claims

24,821

2014

22,563

2015

20,952

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.

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 1,513

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 998

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

113

patients, 19% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 683

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FENTANYL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LYRICA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

135

patients, 23% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENDOCET 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARISOPRODOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 2% of all patients

OPANA ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
RALOXIFENE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

24

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 Aug. 30, 2012.
  • 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.