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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$405K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$268K

2014

$486K

2015

$405K

2016

Number of Claims

4,639

2014

7,193

2015

4,827

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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 18, 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.