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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hematology & Oncology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,699Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$3.03M

2014

$3.24M

2015

$4.99M

2016

Number of Claims

4,433

2014

4,554

2015

4,699

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
ANASTROZOLE 700

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

157

patients, 25% of all patients

LETROZOLE 295

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 214

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

EXEMESTANE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMOXIFEN CITRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

REVLIMID 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IMBRUVICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYUREA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBRANCE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 Feb. 16, 2011.
  • 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.