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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,691Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$225K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$115K

2014

$178K

2015

$225K

2016

Number of Claims

3,559

2014

4,674

2015

5,691

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

130

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

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NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

K-TAB ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMULIN N 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 May 23, 2018.
  • 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.