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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,236 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$708K

2014

$755K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

14,826

2014

15,417

2015

16,515

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 975

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

205

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 620

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

128

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

227

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TOPIRAMATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11 O
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 24, 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.