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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,983Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$141K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$118K

2014

$107K

2015

$141K

2016

Number of Claims

4,442

2014

4,367

2015

4,983

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
CLOPIDOGREL 511

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 423

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 328

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

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 March 29, 2016.
  • 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.