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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$105K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
75 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
95% 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

$397K

2015

$105K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

18,239

2015

4,900

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.

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

12

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

13

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

11

patients, 15% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
VERAPAMIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
URSODIOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 23, 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.