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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,153Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.9M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
599 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

$2.19M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.9M

2016

Number of Claims

33,189

2014

31,903

2015

30,153

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,377

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,304

prescriptions.

159

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

154

patients, 26% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 1,153

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 611

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 504

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 405

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VIMPAT 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

10
LINZESS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXTROSE IN WATER* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BUTRANS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Feb. 24, 2014.
  • 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.