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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,985 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$926K

2014

$852K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

32,291

2014

34,095

2015

34,533

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,954

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,359

prescriptions.

531

patients, 27% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 2,674

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

2,234

prescriptions.

528

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,470

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,950

prescriptions.

486

patients, 24% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 1,944

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,673

prescriptions.

330

patients, 17% of all patients

10
CLOPIDOGREL 1,750

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,531

prescriptions.

314

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,712

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,357

prescriptions.

292

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,137

prescriptions.

247

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

227

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

213

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

143

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 824

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

159

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 823

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

160

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 724

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

120

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 660

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

124

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

105

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

114

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 559

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

117

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

94

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

79

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

92

patients, 5% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

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 Feb. 23, 2012.
  • 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.