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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Sleep Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
62% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$560K

2014

$715K

2015

$612K

2016

Number of Claims

7,467

2014

7,781

2015

7,428

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.

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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
ROPINIROLE HCL 500

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

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 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 March 27, 2018.
  • 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.