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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,618Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$378K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,154 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$361K

2014

$355K

2015

$378K

2016

Number of Claims

12,730

2014

12,570

2015

12,618

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 1,385

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,211

prescriptions.

257

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,217

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,096

prescriptions.

218

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 845

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 28, 2008.
  • 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.