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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Transplant Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
59% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$1.42M

2012

$1.42M

2013

$5.06M

2014

$3.77M

2015

Number of Claims

8,572

2012

9,077

2013

8,314

2014

7,860

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
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,690

prescriptions, 22% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

217

patients, 61% of all patients

A 10
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

891

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

121

patients, 34% of all patients

TACROLIMUS 824

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

107

patients, 30% of all patients

10
MYCOPHENOLATE MOFETIL

Used with other medications... +

Used with other medications to help prevent transplant organ rejection (attack of the transplanted organ by the immune system of the person receiving the organ) in people who have received organ transplants. Source: National Library of Medicine

512

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

TRUVADA

Treats HIV infection. Also ... +

Treats HIV infection. Source: National Library of Medicine

300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

URSODIOL

Dissolves certain kinds of ... +

Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ZORTRESS 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

10
PROGRAF 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DAPSONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
HARVONI 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NEORAL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOSPORINE MODIFIED 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
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.