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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Adolescent Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$769K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$723K

2014

$820K

2015

$769K

2016

Number of Claims

10,266

2014

11,980

2015

11,986

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 20, 2016.
  • 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.