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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Procedural Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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1,220Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$91.6K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
526 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$70.3K

2012

$98.9K

2013

$97.8K

2014

$91.6K

2015

Number of Claims

1,150

2012

1,395

2013

1,340

2014

1,220

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DESOXIMETASONE 92

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE VALERATE

Treats swelling and itching... +

Treats swelling and itching of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCLOMETASONE DIPROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 17, 2008.
  • 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.