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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$741K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$647K

2014

$699K

2015

$741K

2016

Number of Claims

11,608

2014

11,171

2015

11,538

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 863

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

238

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 753

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 623

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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. 28, 2013.
  • 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.