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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$310K

2014

$364K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

4,674

2014

5,731

2015

6,536

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.

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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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 513

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 488

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 465

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 455

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

162

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 392

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

122

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 May 12, 2016.
  • 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.