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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,689Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$690K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
953 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$491K

2014

$582K

2015

$690K

2016

Number of Claims

9,345

2014

10,042

2015

10,689

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.

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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
CARVEDILOL 786

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 623

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

150

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 582

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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 March 11, 2015.
  • 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.