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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$378K

2014

$389K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

7,567

2014

7,697

2015

7,522

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
LISINOPRIL 565

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 448

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% 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 Nov. 13, 2014.
  • 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.