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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$979K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

15,976

2014

16,192

2015

17,661

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 4,046

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,986

prescriptions.

473

patients, 53% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 802

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METHADONE HCL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
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. 2, 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.