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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$1.68M

2014

$1.93M

2015

$2.01M

2016

Number of Claims

30,222

2014

31,746

2015

33,980

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 1,202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

201

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

186

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,005

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 982

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

166

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 865

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 830

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 776

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 761

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 728

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 713

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 511

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 495

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

JANTOVEN 425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
XARELTO 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CEPHALEXIN 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMZARIC 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CIMETIDINE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10
LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL LACTATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PERPHENAZINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEFTRIAXONE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CARBAMAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% 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 Sept. 25, 2007.
  • 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.