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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.82M

2014

$2.66M

2015

$3.47M

2016

Number of Claims

8,472

2014

9,582

2015

10,875

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
METHOTREXATE 1,868

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,418

prescriptions.

341

patients, 33% of all patients

10
PREDNISONE 1,314

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

286

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 910

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 793

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

10
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

ENBREL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMIRA PEN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AZATHIOPRINE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SULFASALAZINE DR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SAVELLA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 17

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 Oct. 12, 2012.
  • 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.