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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,866Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.84M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,017 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$2.62M

2014

$3.63M

2015

$4.84M

2016

Number of Claims

11,926

2014

12,693

2015

13,866

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.

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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.

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 974

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ANASTROZOLE 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LETROZOLE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

EXEMESTANE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYUREA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DEXAMETHASONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 15

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XTANDI 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 P
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 May 8, 2009.
  • 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.