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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,776Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$404K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,207 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$492K

2014

$470K

2015

$404K

2016

Number of Claims

25,024

2014

25,567

2015

24,776

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,163

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,030

prescriptions.

354

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,870

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,781

prescriptions.

353

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,431

prescriptions.

261

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,242

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,115

prescriptions.

210

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 888

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 854

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

159

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 844

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 764

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 730

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 320

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NITROSTAT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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COUMADIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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.