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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,818Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$608K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$466K

2014

$552K

2015

$608K

2016

Number of Claims

7,614

2014

7,831

2015

7,818

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 TARTRATE 587

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 476

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 454

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 347

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TIKOSYN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 March 26, 2010.
  • 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.