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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

8,604Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
335 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.01M

2012

$960K

2013

$1.11M

2014

$1.03M

2015

Number of Claims

8,245

2012

8,110

2013

8,363

2014

8,604

2015

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. 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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

R
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

513

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

81

patients, 24% of all patients

RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE

Treats anxiety, tension, ne... +

Treats anxiety, tension, nervousness, nausea, vomiting, allergies, skin rash, hives, and itching. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

R
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOZAPINE

Treats schizophrenia. Also ... +

Treats schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat an... +

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE

Treats the symptoms of cert... +

Treats the symptoms of certain mental disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
RISPERDAL CONSTA

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 P
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

STRATTERA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 R
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 R
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL

Trihexyphenidyl is used to ... +

Trihexyphenidyl is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and tremors caused by other medical problems or drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 R
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER

Lithium is used to treat th... +

Lithium is used to treat the manic episodes of bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
INVEGA SUSTENNA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
INVEGA

Treats schizophrenia (a men... +

Treats schizophrenia (a mental disorder). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 9, 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.