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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,568Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
283 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
22% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$747K

2014

$844K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

7,503

2014

8,695

2015

8,568

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.

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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
CLONAZEPAM 602

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

74

patients, 26% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 586

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 449

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 363

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

10
FLUOXETINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

SUBOXONE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

P
BUPROPION XL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION HCL SR 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LATUDA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 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.