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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,204Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$388K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$262K

2014

$338K

2015

$388K

2016

Number of Claims

4,276

2014

5,220

2015

6,204

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 247

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Dec. 31, 2013.
  • 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.