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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Otolaryngology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$318K

2014

$708K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

5,008

2014

10,155

2015

15,475

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.

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

107

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11 P
LAMOTRIGINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMIFLU 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE ODT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 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.