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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,588Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$586K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$359K

2014

$437K

2015

$586K

2016

Number of Claims

6,033

2014

7,171

2015

9,588

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 881

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 789

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

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 June 26, 2014.
  • 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.