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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,832Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$589K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
740 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$570K

2014

$603K

2015

$589K

2016

Number of Claims

7,784

2014

6,943

2015

5,832

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 425

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 333

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 258

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 215

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 3, 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.