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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospitalist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,603Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$480K

2014

$559K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

9,288

2014

9,706

2015

10,603

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 612

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

94

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 O
MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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 May 18, 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.