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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,174Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
961 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$403K

2014

$401K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

9,891

2014

10,453

2015

11,174

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 740

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

174

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 May 21, 2013.
  • 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.