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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,067Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
979 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

9,535

2014

9,742

2015

10,067

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
CALCITRIOL 1,880

prescriptions, 19% of all prescriptions

1,564

prescriptions.

470

patients, 48% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 874

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

263

patients, 27% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 870

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

227

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

183

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

RENVELA 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SENSIPAR 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

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OMEPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

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 Nov. 18, 2015.
  • 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.