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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$474K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
975 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$465K

2014

$461K

2015

$474K

2016

Number of Claims

10,675

2014

10,671

2015

10,851

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 1,098

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

224

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 714

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 683

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BRILINTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 2, 2009.
  • 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.