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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

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Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,842Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$372K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
169 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$427K

2014

$406K

2015

$372K

2016

Number of Claims

8,632

2014

7,986

2015

6,842

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 619

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

92

patients, 54% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

79

patients, 47% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

70

patients, 41% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

76

patients, 45% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

50

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

39

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% 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 Sept. 26, 2007.
  • 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.