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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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26,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
852 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.32M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

27,412

2014

27,275

2015

26,503

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 1,091

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

181

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

152

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 655

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 503

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 360

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TERAZOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACYCLOVIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METHOCARBAMOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 23, 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.