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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,806Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$437K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$337K

2015

$437K

2016

Number of Claims

7,090

2014

9,952

2015

9,806

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
CARVEDILOL 774

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 548

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 2, 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.