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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,871Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$580K

2014

$552K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

5,426

2014

5,689

2015

6,871

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 678

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

140

patients, 24% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 654

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

180

patients, 31% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 597

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 568

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 296

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 250

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OPANA ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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HYDROMORPHONE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

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 Oct. 26, 2011.
  • 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.