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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,981Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$505K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

2014

$241K

2015

$505K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,927

2015

9,981

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

77

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

89

patients, 25% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

NOVOLOG 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ELIQUIS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% 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. 11, 2013.
  • 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.