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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,120Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$800K

2014

$857K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

12,988

2014

12,572

2015

13,120

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 1,041

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

295

patients, 34% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 668

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

194

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 660

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.