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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,400Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$1000K

2014

$995K

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

25,404

2014

24,924

2015

23,400

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 2,508

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,124

prescriptions.

458

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,406

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,150

prescriptions.

267

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,240

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,016

prescriptions.

246

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 996

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

842

prescriptions.

224

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 842

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

159

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

143

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 719

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

133

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 696

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 560

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

98

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

90

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTRESTO 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.