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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 11 out of 79

$3.57M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 79

317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
24% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in North Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

Comparisons are not shown because this provider has fewer than 100 patients who are 65 and older.

0 of this provider’s 76 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug.

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Antibiotics

29% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 53%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

This provider prescribed potentially inappropriate drugs to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 317 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

55% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 44%.

Prescription Price

$688 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $669 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 14.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.39M

2012

$2.58M

2013

$3.17M

2014

$3.57M

2015

Number of Claims

2,414

2012

4,321

2013

5,139

2014

5,184

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

371

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

1 1
ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

325

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

2 4
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

3 2
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

4 30
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

5 3
ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

6 5
TRIUMEQ 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

7 18
EPZICOM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

8 19
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

A 9 20
TIVICAY 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

10 10
REYATAZ 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

11 25
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

12 8
VIREAD 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

13 42
LAMIVUDINE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

14 62
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

15 6
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

16 12
SUSTIVA 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

17 60
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 18 13
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

19 7
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

20 43
COMPLERA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11 20 40
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 22 9
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O 23 56
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

24 14
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 25 69
LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 26 85
ABACAVIR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 27 78
STRIBILD 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 27 17
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Feb. 2, 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.