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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
345 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$826K

2014

$844K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

15,235

2014

15,695

2015

14,765

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 724

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

86

patients, 25% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 682

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

127

patients, 37% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

63

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 P
DEXILANT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% 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 Dec. 12, 2013.
  • 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.