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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,823Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$430K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

3,786

2014

4,411

2015

4,823

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 850

prescriptions, 18% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

267

patients, 46% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 12, 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.