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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,849Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$494K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
884 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$409K

2014

$429K

2015

$494K

2016

Number of Claims

11,317

2014

11,534

2015

11,849

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 975

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 940

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

183

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 850

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 612

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GUANFACINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Aug. 27, 2008.
  • 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.