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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$851K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
659 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$761K

2014

$979K

2015

$851K

2016

Number of Claims

7,981

2014

7,632

2015

7,642

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 638

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

160

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

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 June 12, 2012.
  • 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.