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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,021Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$617K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$371K

2014

$429K

2015

$617K

2016

Number of Claims

6,622

2014

6,481

2015

6,021

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NADOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 14, 2012.
  • 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.