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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$298K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
452 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$279K

2014

$298K

2015

$298K

2016

Number of Claims

6,993

2014

6,792

2015

6,746

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 690

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

137

patients, 30% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 380

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 237

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 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 June 2, 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.