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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$271K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$226K

2014

$223K

2015

$271K

2016

Number of Claims

6,026

2014

6,010

2015

6,523

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 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 9, 2017.
  • 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.