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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Sports Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,129 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.25M

2014

$996K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

16,625

2014

11,962

2015

12,007

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. 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.

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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
ZOSTAVAX 746

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

745

patients, 66% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

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 April 12, 2011.
  • 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.