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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,290Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$754K

2014

$806K

2015

$763K

2016

Number of Claims

10,750

2014

11,830

2015

11,290

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 571

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOLAZONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NIFEDICAL XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 Jan. 27, 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.