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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$286K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
358 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$155K

2014

$240K

2015

$286K

2016

Number of Claims

3,614

2014

4,945

2015

6,401

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

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RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 12, 2015.
  • 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.