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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$240K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$179K

2014

$191K

2015

$240K

2016

Number of Claims

5,173

2014

5,127

2015

5,143

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
CLOPIDOGREL 603

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 376

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 183

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 27, 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.