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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
438 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

65% 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

$917K

2014

$995K

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

4,577

2014

4,513

2015

4,599

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
PROSOL 318

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 290

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 253

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 185

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

RENVELA 178

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.