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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Addiction Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,719Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
47% 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$753K

2012

$979K

2013

$996K

2014

$1.08M

2015

Number of Claims

7,591

2012

9,515

2013

9,347

2014

9,719

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
SUBOXONE

Treats an addiction to or d... +

Treats an addiction to or dependence on narcotic medicine. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,071

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

201

patients, 38% of all patients

10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

151

patients, 28% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

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

220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

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

192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

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

154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPRENORPHINE-NALOXONE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

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

104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL

Nortriptyline is used to tr... +

Nortriptyline is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

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 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 March 5, 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.