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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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17,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$990K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$910K

2014

$1.12M

2015

$990K

2016

Number of Claims

18,400

2014

19,087

2015

17,613

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
OMEPRAZOLE 684

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

146

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 679

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SULINDAC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

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 Feb. 21, 2017.
  • 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.