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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,874Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$347K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$535K

2014

$445K

2015

$347K

2016

Number of Claims

7,286

2014

6,549

2015

5,874

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.

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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.

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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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 29, 2011.
  • 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.