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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatopathology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$226K

2012

$542K

2013

$623K

2014

$746K

2015

Number of Claims

2,900

2012

4,963

2013

5,200

2014

5,900

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

1,057

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

515

patients, 33% of all patients

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

918

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

581

patients, 37% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

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

571

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

255

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

375

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

187

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

273

patients, 18% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

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

299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

134

patients, 9% of all patients

A 10
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

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

296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% 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

250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

144

patients, 9% of all patients

A
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

203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRETINOIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

10
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

R
SELENIUM SULFIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% 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

106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

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

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% 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

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

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

50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 17, 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.