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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,341Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$846K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

3,927

2014

3,939

2015

4,341

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
GABAPENTIN 330

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 223

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 202

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PYRIDOSTIGMINE BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 April 16, 2009.
  • 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.