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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,450Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$812K

2014

$807K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

19,458

2014

19,060

2015

18,450

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.

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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 893

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

328

patients, 36% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 March 22, 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.