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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$819K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$580K

2014

$722K

2015

$819K

2016

Number of Claims

8,996

2014

10,027

2015

9,837

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 TARTRATE 788

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 729

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 475

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TIKOSYN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

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 Aug. 27, 2008.
  • 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.