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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$305K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
572 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$275K

2014

$275K

2015

$305K

2016

Number of Claims

6,054

2014

6,166

2015

6,083

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
CARVEDILOL 592

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 494

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 439

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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. 29, 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.