Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

ANSHUL AGARWAL MD, PHD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Nuclear Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$559K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

63% 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

$198K

2014

$340K

2015

$559K

2016

Number of Claims

3,112

2014

5,050

2015

6,642

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

165

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

NAPROXEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 10, 2013.
  • 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.