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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
773 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$505K

2014

$544K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

11,790

2014

11,166

2015

10,555

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

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AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 8, 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.