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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Allergy Immunology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,954Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
203 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
52% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$940K

2012

$951K

2013

$1.07M

2014

$1.52M

2015

Number of Claims

2,728

2012

3,255

2013

3,699

2014

3,954

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
LEVOCARNITINE* 270

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

10
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

254

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

BUDESONIDE EC 178

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 19% of all patients

10
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

METHOTREXATE

Treats several kinds of can... +

Treats several kinds of cancer, including cancer of the blood, bone, lung, breast, head, or neck. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

CYPROHEPTADINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

R
AZELASTINE HCL

Used to treat hay fever and... +

Used to treat hay fever and allergy symptoms including runny nose, sneezing, and itchy nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

ENBREL

Treats rheumatoid arthritis... +

Treats rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 15% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

PENTASA 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

10
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

R
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE

Treats ulcerative colitis. ... +

Treats ulcerative colitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM

Used to prevent deep venous... +

Used to prevent deep venous thrombosis, a condition in which harmful blood clots form in the blood vessels of the legs. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

NIMODIPINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

10
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 Nov. 18, 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.