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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$211K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$102K

2014

$222K

2015

$211K

2016

Number of Claims

2,133

2014

6,399

2015

6,167

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.

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.

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

57

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

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ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% 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 March 26, 2015.
  • 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.