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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,727Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,310 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$3.07M

2014

$2.86M

2015

$4.3M

2016

Number of Claims

10,555

2014

8,948

2015

9,727

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
BACLOFEN 1,062

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

433

patients, 33% of all patients

MELOXICAM 863

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

324

patients, 25% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 854

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 681

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

226

patients, 17% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PROLIA 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

10
TRAMADOL HCL 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HUMIRA PEN 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ENBREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ORENCIA* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ACTEMRA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% 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 March 3, 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.