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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$623K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$434K

2014

$493K

2015

$623K

2016

Number of Claims

15,439

2014

17,557

2015

19,174

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. 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
SIMVASTATIN 1,293

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,227

prescriptions.

136

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 998

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

932

prescriptions.

121

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VIAGRA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

10
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIGAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 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. 15, 2009.
  • 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.