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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,040Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$446K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
781 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$420K

2014

$419K

2015

$446K

2016

Number of Claims

13,326

2014

12,737

2015

13,040

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
FUROSEMIDE 856

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 625

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGITEK 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

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NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Oct. 16, 2009.
  • 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.