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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
936 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

$448K

2014

$538K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

9,019

2014

9,563

2015

10,386

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 1,435

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,323

prescriptions.

260

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 932

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 578

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MULTAQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 2, 2010.
  • 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.