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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
778 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$454K

2014

$656K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

9,273

2014

10,769

2015

9,524

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 1,072

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

285

patients, 37% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 861

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

239

patients, 31% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 861

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

237

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 808

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 687

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

192

patients, 25% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 30, 2009.
  • 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.