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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,032 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$859K

2014

$845K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,945

2014

17,244

2015

17,204

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,787

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,490

prescriptions.

305

patients, 30% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,587

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,338

prescriptions.

342

patients, 33% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,333

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,144

prescriptions.

280

patients, 27% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 906

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

206

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

RANEXA 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

10
RANITIDINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EDARBI 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

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 April 18, 2018.
  • 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.