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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$609K

2014

$662K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

12,427

2014

12,717

2015

12,940

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
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 761

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

10
CLOPIDOGREL 750

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

110

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAZOLAMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EPLERENONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIKOSYN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 22, 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.