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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,151Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$320K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
523 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$235K

2014

$284K

2015

$320K

2016

Number of Claims

6,022

2014

6,152

2015

6,151

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 650

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

136

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 441

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 368

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CARTIA XT 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 14, 2011.
  • 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.