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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,626Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$588K

2014

$576K

2015

$602K

2016

Number of Claims

11,785

2014

10,780

2015

9,626

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 828

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 357

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Jan. 21, 2010.
  • 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.