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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$848K

2014

$813K

2015

$640K

2016

Number of Claims

11,967

2014

16,136

2015

24,647

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
TEMAZEPAM 4,236

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

3,393

prescriptions.

836

patients, 41% of all patients

10
CITALOPRAM HBR 2,840

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

2,451

prescriptions.

612

patients, 30% of all patients

10
CLONAZEPAM 2,371

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,334

prescriptions.

444

patients, 22% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 1,957

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,290

prescriptions.

307

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 1,878

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,512

prescriptions.

381

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 1,198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

881

prescriptions.

258

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,128

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

226

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 997

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

168

patients, 8% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 921

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

202

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 640

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

108

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 506

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

86

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

10
FLURAZEPAM HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

90

patients, 4% of all patients

10
BUSPIRONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 July 20, 2017.
  • 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.