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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,627Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,253 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$451K

2014

$521K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

7,999

2014

7,963

2015

8,627

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 TARTRATE 673

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

193

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 644

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 503

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 1, 2018.
  • 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.