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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
400 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$647K

2014

$666K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

6,101

2014

6,869

2015

8,245

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

99

patients, 25% of all patients

A
ARMOUR THYROID 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

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 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.