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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,280Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$627K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
893 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$439K

2014

$495K

2015

$627K

2016

Number of Claims

7,855

2014

8,181

2015

11,280

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 920

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

194

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 873

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

208

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 581

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 544

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

141

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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 Sept. 15, 2014.
  • 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.