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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$431K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
299 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
55% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$453K

2014

$492K

2015

$431K

2016

Number of Claims

4,403

2014

5,271

2015

5,703

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.

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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
TRAZODONE HCL 370

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 339

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 319

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 307

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRISTIQ 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

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 March 5, 2008.
  • 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.