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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$812K

2014

$776K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

5,299

2014

5,551

2015

6,451

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 630

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

257

patients, 29% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 551

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

232

patients, 26% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

262

patients, 30% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

190

patients, 22% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

<11 141

patients, 16% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 135

patients, 15% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 62

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

NALTREXONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 104

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 86

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SEROQUEL XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 83

patients, 9% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 44

patients, 5% of all patients

P
VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 73

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 45

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 54

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 41

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 52

patients, 6% of all patients

SAPHRIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 34

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 44

patients, 5% 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.