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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Dermatopathology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$766K

2014

$901K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

5,500

2014

5,944

2015

5,760

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. 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 1,058

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

535

patients, 30% of all patients

10
HYDROCORTISONE 636

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

377

patients, 21% of all patients

10
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 559

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

238

patients, 14% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DESONIDE 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

128

patients, 7% of all patients

10
FLUOCINONIDE 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

162

patients, 9% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

178

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

61

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

A
TRETINOIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

A
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 32

patients, 2% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

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 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 Jan. 22, 2014.
  • 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.