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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

$3.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 33 providers in this state and specialty

127 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
35% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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 Arizona
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 44 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

20% of this provider’s 127 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 66%.

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Opioids

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

34 of this provider’s 127 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 29%.

Prescription Price

$497 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $512 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

54 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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

$2.55M

2014

$2.92M

2015

$3.43M

2016

Number of Claims

6,063

2014

6,355

2015

6,895

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.

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 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 38% of all patients

1 3
NORVIR 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 31% of all patients

2 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 27% of all patients

3 7
ACYCLOVIR 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 21% of all patients

4 10
PREZISTA 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

5 5
EPZICOM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

6 13
TIVICAY 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 20% of all patients

7 6
INTELENCE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

8 22
GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 18% of all patients

9 15
LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8
LAMIVUDINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 17% of all patients

11 23
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

12 20
TRUVADA 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

13 4
REYATAZ 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

14 12
RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 9% of all patients

15 32
TRIUMEQ 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 15% of all patients

16 9
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

17 18
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 18 21
DESCOVY 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 17% of all patients

19 34
VIREAD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 9% of all patients

20 36
NEVIRAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 21 37
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 22 39
PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 13% of all patients

23 40
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 24 43
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 25 46
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 26 48
ATRIPLA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 26 16
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 28 51
EMTRIVA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 29 29
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 30 53
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 31 55
FLUCONAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 32 11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 33 56
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 10% of all patients

O 34 19
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 34 57
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

13

patients, 10% of all patients

36 59
LEXIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 37 61
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 38 62
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 Aug. 16, 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.