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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$76.1K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
195 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
42% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$101K

2014

$137K

2015

$76.1K

2016

Number of Claims

4,010

2014

7,031

2015

4,462

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 299

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 200

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NALTREXONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
THIORIDAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

64

patients, 33% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZONISAMIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 April 10, 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.