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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,798Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$571K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
752 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$435K

2014

$441K

2015

$571K

2016

Number of Claims

6,509

2014

6,462

2015

6,798

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 929

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

224

patients, 30% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 617

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 414

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 322

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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. 24, 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.