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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
990 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$602K

2014

$682K

2015

$750K

2016

Number of Claims

5,548

2014

6,035

2015

6,766

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 560

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

PRADAXA 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

BRILINTA 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

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 March 4, 2016.
  • 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.