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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$898K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,178 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$884K

2014

$905K

2015

$898K

2016

Number of Claims

31,204

2014

30,229

2015

28,144

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
SIMVASTATIN 2,225

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,969

prescriptions.

356

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 2,208

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,844

prescriptions.

322

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,114

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,782

prescriptions.

370

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,595

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,368

prescriptions.

227

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,343

prescriptions.

267

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

181

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

200

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,018

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 820

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ONGLYZA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN N 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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. 8, 2010.
  • 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.