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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,499Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$307K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
940 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$310K

2014

$290K

2015

$307K

2016

Number of Claims

10,515

2014

10,231

2015

10,499

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.

10

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,016

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

941

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 840

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 703

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 644

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 637

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 479

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROSTAT 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 10, 2013.
  • 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.