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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,422Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$657K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,093 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$711K

2014

$677K

2015

$657K

2016

Number of Claims

19,464

2014

18,113

2015

17,422

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 1,251

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,070

prescriptions.

246

patients, 23% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,197

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

229

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,129

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

906

prescriptions.

249

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 928

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 918

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

203

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

NICARDIPINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

10
AMIODARONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

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 July 11, 2012.
  • 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.