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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,427Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

$219K

2014

$295K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

5,945

2014

7,140

2015

8,427

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,008

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

183

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 926

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

178

patients, 26% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 630

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 Jan. 6, 2016.
  • 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.