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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,289Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$974K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,131 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$723K

2014

$812K

2015

$974K

2016

Number of Claims

10,465

2014

11,345

2015

12,289

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,075

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

264

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 881

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

219

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 838

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

RANEXA 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

EFFIENT 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

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 April 30, 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.