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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,330Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$626K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
619 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$393K

2014

$510K

2015

$626K

2016

Number of Claims

4,511

2014

5,010

2015

5,330

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

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 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.