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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Transplant Surgery

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,223Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
298 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
34% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$825K

2014

$931K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

4,274

2014

3,877

2015

3,223

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
OMEPRAZOLE 399

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

86

patients, 29% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 379

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

94

patients, 32% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 178

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

VALGANCICLOVIR HCL 167

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 126

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DAPSONE 99

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 84

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% 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 Feb. 13, 2014.
  • 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.