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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
63% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$1.16M

2014

$898K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

12,274

2014

13,147

2015

14,512

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,265

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 1,059

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

216

patients, 24% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 850

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

133

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 777

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE-FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 10
PRISTIQ 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHET ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SAPHRIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 P
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MODAFINIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% 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 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. 16, 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.