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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
123 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
38% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$1.74M

2012

$1.8M

2013

$2.26M

2014

$2.28M

2015

Number of Claims

3,041

2012

3,162

2013

3,429

2014

3,372

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. 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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 20% of all patients

NORVIR

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 16% of all patients

ATRIPLA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 14% of all patients

KALETRA 151

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

15

patients, 12% of all patients

ISENTRESS

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 12% of all patients

EPZICOM 126

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

REYATAZ 125

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

LAMIVUDINE-ZIDOVUDINE 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 11% of all patients

10
PREZISTA

Treats human immunodeficien... +

Treats human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
ANDROGEL

Treats low testosterone lev... +

Treats low testosterone levels when your body does not produce enough natural testosterone. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

SUSTIVA 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% 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 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 Aug. 18, 2016.
  • 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.