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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$330K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
531 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$218K

2014

$257K

2015

$330K

2016

Number of Claims

7,017

2014

6,947

2015

7,755

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
FUROSEMIDE 877

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

154

patients, 29% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 768

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

133

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 575

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

SOTALOL 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.