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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$445K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$353K

2014

$353K

2015

$445K

2016

Number of Claims

6,680

2014

6,319

2015

6,593

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
FUROSEMIDE 646

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 558

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 445

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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. 20, 2011.
  • 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.