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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,328Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$473K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,120 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$453K

2014

$410K

2015

$473K

2016

Number of Claims

13,150

2014

12,183

2015

12,328

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,239

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

235

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,036

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 929

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 917

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

172

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 784

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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. 29, 2008.
  • 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.