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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
367 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$851K

2014

$718K

2015

$640K

2016

Number of Claims

9,565

2014

9,338

2015

9,483

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.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 912

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

104

patients, 28% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 367

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

64

patients, 17% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 28

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PRISTIQ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SAPHRIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
SUBOXONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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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 14, 2014.
  • 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.