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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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14,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
373 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$435K

2014

$553K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

11,852

2014

13,836

2015

14,848

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,037

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

92

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M20 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 April 27, 2018.
  • 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.