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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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14,931Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

17,088

2014

16,537

2015

14,931

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 774

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

157

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

154

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VICTOZA 3-PAK 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

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 June 18, 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.