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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$503K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
15% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$124K

2014

$469K

2015

$503K

2016

Number of Claims

1,418

2014

4,626

2015

4,897

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
CLONAZEPAM 449

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

68

patients, 31% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 317

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

54

patients, 24% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 249

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 10% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

INVEGA SUSTENNA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUPHENAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DOXEPIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
HYDROXYZINE PAMOATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 7% 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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • 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.