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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,576Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$408K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$215K

2014

$328K

2015

$408K

2016

Number of Claims

3,079

2014

3,654

2015

4,576

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 412

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 387

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

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. 29, 2011.
  • 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.