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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$691K

2014

$892K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

13,654

2014

14,142

2015

14,889

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,751

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,683

prescriptions.

390

patients, 33% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 967

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 868

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

199

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 801

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

152

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 722

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

157

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

147

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

169

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

EPLERENONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILT-XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

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 June 12, 2015.
  • 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.