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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Hypertension Specialist

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,896Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$141K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
318 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$220K

2014

$174K

2015

$141K

2016

Number of Claims

4,355

2014

4,251

2015

3,896

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. 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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 586

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

117

patients, 37% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ISRADIPINE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

10
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

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 Jan. 24, 2018.
  • 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.