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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,942Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,585 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$834K

2014

$934K

2015

$880K

2016

Number of Claims

32,588

2014

34,488

2015

32,942

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 3,586

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,970

prescriptions.

650

patients, 41% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,666

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,115

prescriptions.

467

patients, 29% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,121

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,702

prescriptions.

372

patients, 23% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,594

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,408

prescriptions.

278

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,270

prescriptions.

272

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,211

prescriptions.

274

patients, 17% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,187

prescriptions.

225

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,024

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

180

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

158

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 871

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 824

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

130

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

143

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 702

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 682

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

138

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

103

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 489

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

81

patients, 5% of all patients

10
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

10
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

10
CHLORTHALIDONE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

10
ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

151

patients, 10% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

TRANDOLAPRIL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

DILT-XR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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NADOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 2, 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.