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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
909 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$567K

2014

$629K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

8,953

2014

9,478

2015

9,988

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,285

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

287

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 860

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

214

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 672

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 601

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 16, 2016.
  • 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.