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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$486K

2014

$502K

2015

$687K

2016

Number of Claims

11,557

2014

10,206

2015

8,391

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.

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

62

patients, 30% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

41

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

50

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

JANTOVEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ANASTROZOLE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LETROZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 14, 2008.
  • 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.