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THOMAS OBRIEN MD

160 STATE HIGHWAY 37 WEST SUITE A DEER CHASE PROFESSIONAL PARK

Toms river | New Jersey | 08755

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.01M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

7,431

2014

7,848

2015

8,737

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

147

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.