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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,759Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
405 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$293K

2014

$478K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

8,194

2014

12,467

2015

13,759

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.

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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.

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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 878

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

87

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 873

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

106

patients, 26% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LANTUS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

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CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRIMIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Nov. 19, 2013.
  • 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.