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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
785 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$903K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

9,324

2014

10,588

2015

13,037

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 864

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 819

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 757

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PALIPERIDONE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SEROQUEL XR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDROXYZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
RISPERDAL CONSTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 100 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
PRISTIQ 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INVEGA SUSTENNA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE DECANOATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
HALOPERIDOL DECANOATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATUDA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE-FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P 10
AMANTADINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
TRIHEXYPHENIDYL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% 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 Sept. 7, 2007.
  • 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.