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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,165Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
741 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

0% 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

$476K

2014

$442K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

17,963

2014

19,268

2015

19,165

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 1,986

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,799

prescriptions.

349

patients, 47% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,861

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,722

prescriptions.

293

patients, 40% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,129

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,022

prescriptions.

169

patients, 23% of all patients

ATENOLOL 990

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

10
CLOPIDOGREL 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NADOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Sept. 26, 2011.
  • 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.