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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$87K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$54.7K

2014

$67.5K

2015

$87K

2016

Number of Claims

2,981

2014

3,969

2015

4,595

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 886

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

860

patients, 54% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 631

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

412

patients, 26% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 553

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

439

patients, 28% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 497

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

310

patients, 19% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 457

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

377

patients, 24% of all patients

10
FENTANYL CITRATE* 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

217

patients, 14% of all patients

10
CLARITHROMYCIN 228

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

228

patients, 14% of all patients

A 10
NALOXONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

203

patients, 13% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

159

patients, 10% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

198

patients, 12% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Nov. 9, 2011.
  • 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.