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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Infectious Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,037Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 103 providers in this state and specialty

$5.41M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 103 providers in this state and specialty

274 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
36% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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 New Jersey
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

46% of this provider’s 274 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 45%.

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Opioids

16% of this provider’s 274 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 8%.

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Brand Name Drugs

42% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 35%.

Prescription Price

$599 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $490 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

33 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 13.


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$6.36M

2014

$5.62M

2015

$5.41M

2016

Number of Claims

10,026

2014

9,812

2015

9,037

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.

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
TRUVADA 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

1 4
ISENTRESS 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

2 7
EPZICOM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

10 3 28
GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

4 15
NORVIR 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

5 3
FENOFIBRATE* 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

6 66
TRIUMEQ 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

7 26
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

8 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

9 2
OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

10 5
REYATAZ 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

11 22
CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

12 31
VALACYCLOVIR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

13 55
PREZISTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

14 9
STRIBILD 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

15 54
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

O 16 42
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 5% of all patients

17 16
ATRIPLA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

18 11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

19 18
COMPLERA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

20 49
LYRICA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 5% of all patients

21 87
LISINOPRIL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

22 14
PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

22 24
AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

A 24 33
ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 25 39
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

26 51
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

26 76
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 28 43
VIREAD 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 29 59
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

30 13
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 31 27
SUSTIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 4% of all patients

32 98
FLUCONAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 25

patients, 9% of all patients

33 96
TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 34 131
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

P 35 90
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A 36 44
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 37 136
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 38 50
INTELENCE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 38 47
TIVICAY 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 40 12
FUROSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 40 19
TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O 40 61
METFORMIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 43 10
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 44 101
KALETRA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 44 75
DICLOXACILLIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

A 46 190
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 46 38
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 46 52
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 Jan. 2, 2018.
  • 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.