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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$410K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$170K

2014

$324K

2015

$410K

2016

Number of Claims

3,797

2014

6,097

2015

6,977

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
CLOPIDOGREL 520

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

101

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILT-XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

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 July 3, 2018.
  • 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.