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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
448 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
27% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$871K

2014

$798K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

10,810

2014

10,252

2015

8,707

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
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,145

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

177

patients, 40% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 884

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

112

patients, 25% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 700

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 509

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 411

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE ODT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERDAL CONSTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE ODT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 4% 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. 20, 2015.
  • 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.