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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,096Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$440K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$553K

2014

$536K

2015

$440K

2016

Number of Claims

21,240

2014

20,729

2015

18,096

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,491

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,332

prescriptions.

316

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,471

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,295

prescriptions.

323

patients, 31% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,129

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

241

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,094

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

990

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 953

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

216

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 779

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.