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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,156Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
571 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$822K

2014

$815K

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

4,563

2014

4,869

2015

4,156

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
FUROSEMIDE 322

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 285

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 271

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

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 July 21, 2010.
  • 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.