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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$428K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
300 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
49% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$289K

2014

$350K

2015

$428K

2016

Number of Claims

5,639

2014

6,603

2015

7,775

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

92

patients, 31% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

SUBOXONE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

55

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

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NAPROXEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 5% 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 Sept. 4, 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.