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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,382Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$209K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
478 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$252K

2014

$230K

2015

$209K

2016

Number of Claims

7,427

2014

6,806

2015

6,382

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 577

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

128

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

78

patients, 16% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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, 2011.
  • 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.