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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,462Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$971K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.28M

2016

Number of Claims

12,836

2014

13,554

2015

13,462

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 757

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

185

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 700

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

181

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

176

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

164

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

141

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

100

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

112

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TIKOSYN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

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 June 22, 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.