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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$647K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
987 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$488K

2014

$538K

2015

$647K

2016

Number of Claims

9,702

2014

10,123

2015

10,250

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 928

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

250

patients, 25% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 876

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 784

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 531

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 527

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 Dec. 30, 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.