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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$537K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$447K

2014

$517K

2015

$537K

2016

Number of Claims

9,226

2014

10,213

2015

10,196

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,310

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,271

prescriptions.

251

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 722

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

139

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 678

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 598

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 20, 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.