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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,045Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.58M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
178 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
19% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$1.84M

2012

$2.87M

2013

$3.77M

2014

$4.58M

2015

Number of Claims

4,426

2012

6,280

2013

7,145

2014

8,045

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
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 25% of all patients

NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

STRIBILD 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

TIVICAY 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

REYATAZ 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

EPZICOM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

10
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

O
SELZENTRY 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
COMPLERA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DRONABINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TRIUMEQ 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11 O
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
INTELENCE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<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 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 March 22, 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.