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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,897Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$353K

2014

$334K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

10,107

2014

9,416

2015

9,897

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.

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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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 827

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

793

prescriptions.

191

patients, 39% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

ATENOLOL 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SOTALOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% 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 Jan. 24, 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.