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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$424K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
737 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$359K

2014

$354K

2015

$424K

2016

Number of Claims

7,175

2014

6,533

2015

7,525

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 855

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

193

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 345

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 July 9, 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.