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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,440Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
635 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$798K

2014

$852K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

10,226

2014

11,157

2015

10,440

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 695

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

184

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% 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 Nov. 20, 2017.
  • 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.