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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,645Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$494K

2014

$637K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

7,509

2014

7,324

2015

6,645

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 SUCCINATE 645

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 548

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

137

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 359

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

RANEXA 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

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 Aug. 31, 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.