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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,294Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$368K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$345K

2014

$351K

2015

$368K

2016

Number of Claims

7,557

2014

7,058

2015

7,294

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 711

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 661

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 436

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% 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 Nov. 10, 2014.
  • 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.