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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,507Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$516K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$574K

2014

$483K

2015

$516K

2016

Number of Claims

8,536

2014

7,521

2015

7,507

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 490

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

122

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 489

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 398

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

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 Sept. 27, 2007.
  • 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.