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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$530K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
450 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$504K

2014

$514K

2015

$530K

2016

Number of Claims

8,249

2014

8,045

2015

7,491

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 802

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

166

patients, 37% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 515

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 515

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 495

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 448

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

98

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 423

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

86

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

BRILINTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 15, 2015.
  • 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.