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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,504Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$258K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$213K

2014

$206K

2015

$258K

2016

Number of Claims

5,051

2014

4,869

2015

5,504

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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 437

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 371

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 366

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DILT-XR 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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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. 1, 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.