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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$308K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$271K

2014

$289K

2015

$308K

2016

Number of Claims

6,268

2014

5,960

2015

5,619

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 556

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 480

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 396

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 318

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

ELIQUIS 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 223

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 27, 2017.
  • 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.