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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$164K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
316 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
40% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$105K

2014

$159K

2015

$164K

2016

Number of Claims

1,786

2014

4,103

2015

5,643

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
CLONAZEPAM 1,059

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

193

patients, 61% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 519

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

89

patients, 28% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 414

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

60

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 381

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 350

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

61

patients, 19% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 144

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all 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 Feb. 3, 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.