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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,868Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$280K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
247 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$342K

2014

$292K

2015

$280K

2016

Number of Claims

4,374

2014

4,594

2015

4,868

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.

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An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

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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
ALPRAZOLAM 565

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

84

patients, 34% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 192

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 179

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRINTELLIX 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BRINTELLIX 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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 8, 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.