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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
58% 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

$461K

2014

$606K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

4,675

2014

8,138

2015

10,648

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 1,598

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

358

patients, 44% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 1,436

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

348

patients, 43% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 592

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

203

patients, 25% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

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FLUOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TEGRETOL XR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 15, 2010.
  • 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.