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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$334K

2014

$382K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

5,131

2014

5,274

2015

5,637

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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NIACIN ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.