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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,720Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$234K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
185 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
44% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$213K

2014

$270K

2015

$234K

2016

Number of Claims

2,460

2014

3,057

2015

3,720

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. 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
ALPRAZOLAM 247

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 21% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 244

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 23% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 232

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 216

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

40

patients, 22% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 18% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

SUBOXONE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

P
BUPROPION HCL SR 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

NALTREXONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

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 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 Jan. 16, 2014.
  • 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.