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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,012Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 141 out of 473

$3.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 1 out of 473

191 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
26% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Nevada
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 49 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

23% of this provider’s 191 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 25%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

26% of this provider’s 191 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 19%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

45% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%. This is far more than peers.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$645 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $57 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

31 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$4.53M

2012

$3.2M

2013

$3.39M

2014

$3.88M

2015

Number of Claims

8,718

2012

6,060

2013

5,893

2014

6,012

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 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.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

52

patients, 27% of all patients

1 122
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

43

patients, 23% of all patients

2 115
COMPLERA 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

10 3 184
EPZICOM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

4 144
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

5 119
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

O 6 7
LAMIVUDINE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

10 6 165
STRIBILD 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

8 194
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

9 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

10 1
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

27

patients, 14% of all patients

11 52
TRIUMEQ 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

12 210
TIVICAY 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

13 211
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

14 132
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
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

106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

R 16 33
NEVIRAPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

17 186
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

18 3
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

19 10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 20 2
ABACAVIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

21 182
EDURANT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 22 245
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

23 156
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 23 16
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 25 43
NEVIRAPINE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 26 259
REYATAZ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 26 170
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 28 12
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

29 6
VIREAD 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 30 272
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 30 204
PREZCOBIX 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 32 280
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 33 24
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 33 38
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

A 35 42
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 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.