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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,888Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,008 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$397K

2014

$396K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

14,465

2014

12,923

2015

14,888

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 1,086

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

258

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,035

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

249

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 869

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 750

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

176

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 Nov. 7, 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.