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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,678Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$313K

2014

$459K

2015

$587K

2016

Number of Claims

5,002

2014

4,867

2015

5,678

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 520

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 290

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

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 April 27, 2015.
  • 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.