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DOUGLAS WOLFE M.D.

2500 NORTH STATE STREET DEPARTMENT OF MEDICINE DIVISION OF CARDIOLOGY

Jackson | Mississippi | 39216

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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$561K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$362K

2014

$495K

2015

$561K

2016

Number of Claims

5,208

2014

6,375

2015

6,658

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
CARVEDILOL 573

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

TIKOSYN 271

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 28, 2015.
  • 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.