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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatopathology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$921K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$330K

2012

$535K

2013

$769K

2014

$921K

2015

Number of Claims

3,323

2012

4,808

2013

5,647

2014

5,619

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
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

844

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

386

patients, 24% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

752

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

419

patients, 26% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

470

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

188

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

454

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

299

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

202

patients, 13% of all patients

DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

260

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

200

patients, 13% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

159

patients, 10% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

93

patients, 6% of all patients

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

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCIPOTRIENE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

ACITRETIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

A
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

A
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. 1, 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.