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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,218Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$859K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,135 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$553K

2014

$668K

2015

$859K

2016

Number of Claims

7,209

2014

8,783

2015

10,218

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 1,317

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

416

patients, 37% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 804

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

207

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 784

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

234

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

175

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 436

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 Aug. 16, 2016.
  • 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.