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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
764 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$507K

2014

$579K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

6,323

2014

7,028

2015

7,730

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 818

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 338

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGITEK 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 Jan. 28, 2011.
  • 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.