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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$371K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$395K

2015

$371K

2016

Number of Claims

7,944

2014

8,243

2015

8,063

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 1,181

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

247

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 504

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 502

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
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. 14, 2011.
  • 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.