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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$343K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$175K

2014

$235K

2015

$343K

2016

Number of Claims

3,535

2014

3,793

2015

4,063

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 401

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

74

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 262

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

XARELTO 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 204

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 127

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 21, 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.