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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$413K

2014

$577K

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

13,646

2014

15,225

2015

17,354

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
LISINOPRIL 1,615

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,414

prescriptions.

313

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,295

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,135

prescriptions.

273

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,023

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

186

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 968

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

189

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 860

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

147

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

216

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 834

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

161

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 738

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

170

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

149

patients, 10% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

115

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

91

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

85

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

75

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

127

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TAZTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 11, 2012.
  • 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.