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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,441Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$406K

2014

$447K

2015

$488K

2016

Number of Claims

7,992

2014

7,966

2015

7,441

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 447

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 357

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 March 28, 2018.
  • 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.