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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
945 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$26.3K

2014

$126K

2015

$327K

2016

Number of Claims

425

2014

1,326

2015

2,551

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
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 496

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

312

patients, 33% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 404

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

335

patients, 35% of all patients

A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 272

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 92

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDROXYZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 79

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 77

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 74

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FLUOCINONIDE 59

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% 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 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 Feb. 24, 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.