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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Emergency Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$183K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$168K

2014

$175K

2015

$183K

2016

Number of Claims

3,849

2014

4,639

2015

4,640

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.

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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.

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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
MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFPROZIL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 21, 2012.
  • 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.