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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

7,781Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,412 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$378K

2012

$426K

2013

$478K

2014

$486K

2015

Number of Claims

4,651

2012

5,666

2013

7,334

2014

7,781

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
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,784

prescriptions, 23% of all prescriptions

1,341

prescriptions.

508

patients, 36% of all patients

10
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,660

prescriptions, 21% of all prescriptions

1,463

prescriptions.

676

patients, 48% of all patients

10
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

643

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

251

patients, 18% of all patients

MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

554

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

309

patients, 22% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

532

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

233

patients, 17% of all patients

A 10
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

511

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

320

patients, 23% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

A 10
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryne... +

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOROURACIL

Treats cancer of the colon,... +

Treats cancer of the colon, rectum, breast, pancreas, and stomach. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

NAFTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

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

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IMIQUIMOD 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

49

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 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 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.