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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,425Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$454K

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

4,629

2014

7,870

2015

7,425

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 444

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

SENSIPAR 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

RENVELA 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 5, 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.