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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Transplant Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,337Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$823K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
31% 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

$1.97M

2012

$1.98M

2013

$1.79M

2014

$823K

2015

Number of Claims

8,241

2012

6,982

2013

6,318

2014

5,337

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
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

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

598

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

91

patients, 25% of all patients

PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

377

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

81

patients, 23% 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

358

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

262

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LEFLUNOMIDE

Treats rheumatoid arthritis... +

Treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

212

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% 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

190

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% 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

180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

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

140

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DAPSONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR

Lowers the amount of calciu... +

Lowers the amount of calcium in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
VALCYTE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PROCRIT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% 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 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.