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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
575 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.85M

2014

$1.77M

2015

$2.04M

2016

Number of Claims

8,446

2014

7,417

2015

7,158

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
TRAMADOL HCL 806

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

170

patients, 30% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 606

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

174

patients, 30% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

PREDNISONE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

113

patients, 20% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LEFLUNOMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ENBREL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HUMIRA PEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

XELJANZ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 5, 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.