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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

7,562

2014

7,071

2015

6,551

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
TRAZODONE HCL 527

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

95

patients, 28% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 502

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

94

patients, 27% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 500

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 403

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

VIIBRYD 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.