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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,051 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

7,404

2014

8,308

2015

9,786

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.

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
PREDNISONE 2,644

prescriptions, 27% of all prescriptions

1,892

prescriptions.

720

patients, 69% of all patients

10
METHOTREXATE 1,364

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 630

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

10
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

224

patients, 21% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 61

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMIRA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% 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 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.