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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Otolaryngology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,664Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$678K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
221 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
9% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% * Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

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

$586K

2014

$638K

2015

$678K

2016

Number of Claims

7,593

2014

7,553

2015

8,664

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
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 486

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

74

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

81

patients, 37% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 16

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

39

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
SERTRALINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZONISAMIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

O
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PREVACID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 33

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRAVATAN Z 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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. 21, 2008.
  • 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.