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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$585K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$470K

2014

$489K

2015

$585K

2016

Number of Claims

17,082

2014

17,768

2015

20,665

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 1,626

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,448

prescriptions.

329

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,257

prescriptions.

267

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,021

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

195

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 963

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 8, 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.