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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$297K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
37% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$315K

2014

$252K

2015

$297K

2016

Number of Claims

5,319

2014

5,328

2015

6,298

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.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 785

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 599

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

88

patients, 21% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 482

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 463

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 March 8, 2016.
  • 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.