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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Dermatology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 105

$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 8 out of 105

1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Louisiana
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

16% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 15%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

Comparisons are not shown because we do not have exact prescribing data for enough providers in this specialty and state.

24 of this provider’s 877 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug.

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Opioids

9% of this provider’s 1,036 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

8% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 15%.

Prescription Price

$118 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $179 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

4 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 3.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$271K

2012

$352K

2013

$389K

2014

$455K

2015

Number of Claims

3,848

2012

4,073

2013

3,691

2014

3,871

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 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.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

594

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

249

patients, 24% of all patients

1 2
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

2 16
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

175

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

3 1
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

166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

4 11
HALOBETASOL PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

5 34
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

159

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

5 13
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

7 4
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A 8 6
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

8 30
DAPSONE 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

10 29
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to trea... +

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

A 12 7
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

13 5
TERBINAFINE HCL

Terbinafine is used to trea... +

Terbinafine is used to treat fungal infections of the toenail and fingernail. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

14 18
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE*

Treats skin irritation, all... +

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

15 25
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

O 15 42
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE

Used to treat bacterial inf... +

Used to treat bacterial infections in many different parts of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

A 17 32
AMMONIUM LACTATE

Treats dry, scaly skin cond... +

Treats dry, scaly skin conditions called xerosis and ichthyosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

18 20
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 19 12
CLINDAMYCIN PHOSPHATE

Topical clindamycin is used... +

Topical clindamycin is used to treat acne. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A 20 38
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

21 3
CALCIPOTRIENE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

22 51
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

A 23 22
HYDROCORTISONE VALERATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

23 24
DOXEPIN HCL

Doxepin is used to treat de... +

Doxepin is used to treat depression and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 23 54
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.