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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$532K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
725 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$310K

2014

$405K

2015

$532K

2016

Number of Claims

4,690

2014

5,009

2015

5,233

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
ELIQUIS 598

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 345

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL AF 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

O
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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 Oct. 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.