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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,418Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,087 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$865K

2014

$967K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

13,211

2014

13,965

2015

14,418

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
CARVEDILOL 1,484

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,284

prescriptions.

300

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,030

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

212

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,000

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

209

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 934

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 795

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

194

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 764

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

EPLERENONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Dec. 11, 2009.
  • 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.