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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,914Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,320 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

$463K

2014

$479K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

13,724

2014

14,068

2015

14,914

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,284

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,238

prescriptions.

235

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,004

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

978

prescriptions.

175

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 894

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

10
CARTIA XT 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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DILT-XR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 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 Oct. 19, 2007.
  • 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.