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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,212Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$990K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

8,458

2014

8,960

2015

10,212

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
CLOPIDOGREL 747

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

138

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 469

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

RANEXA 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

EFFIENT 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BRILINTA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

NIACIN ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZONTIVITY 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

10
DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

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. 26, 2016.
  • 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.