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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
615 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$479K

2014

$506K

2015

$548K

2016

Number of Claims

8,621

2014

8,691

2015

8,519

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 563

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROSTAT 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

128

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

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 July 27, 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.