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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$434K

2014

$477K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

7,323

2014

7,596

2015

8,702

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 837

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

174

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 587

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 489

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 May 16, 2018.
  • 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.