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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Medical Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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1,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
182 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

2012

$162K

2013

$423K

2014

$911K

2015

Number of Claims

2012

1,163

2013

1,473

2014

1,733

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

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
ANASTROZOLE

Treats certain types of bre... +

Treats certain types of breast cancer in women who have stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

LETROZOLE

Used to treat certain types... +

Used to treat certain types of breast cancer in women who have already stopped menstruating (postmenopausal). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROXYUREA

Treats certain types of can... +

Treats certain types of cancer, including leukemia, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, and head and neck cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% 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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 21, 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.