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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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20,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
488 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$995K

2014

$992K

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

17,464

2014

17,309

2015

20,222

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 1,753

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,586

prescriptions.

139

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 601

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

NYSTOP 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

HUMALOG 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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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. 4, 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.