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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,000Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
997 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$430K

2014

$461K

2015

$318K

2016

Number of Claims

10,845

2014

12,585

2015

8,000

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
SOTALOL 914

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

226

patients, 23% of all patients

10
DIGOXIN 712

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 435

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 383

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 10, 2015.
  • 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.