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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$572K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
814 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$549K

2014

$576K

2015

$572K

2016

Number of Claims

10,183

2014

10,248

2015

10,071

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
CLOPIDOGREL 841

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

178

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Sept. 27, 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.