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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$759K

2014

$889K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

10,384

2014

10,366

2015

10,212

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.

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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 1,427

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

337

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 758

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

177

patients, 18% of all patients

ELIQUIS 719

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

696

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL AF 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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. 9, 2010.
  • 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.