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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,239Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
691 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$887K

2014

$875K

2015

$819K

2016

Number of Claims

27,534

2014

25,477

2015

24,239

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,881

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,458

prescriptions.

267

patients, 39% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 823

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 813

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 799

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 584

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 522

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMZARIC 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IBUPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

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. 31, 2016.
  • 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.