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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$317K

2014

$383K

2015

$452K

2016

Number of Claims

7,146

2014

7,278

2015

7,371

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 904

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

209

patients, 25% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 582

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 556

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

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 June 12, 2012.
  • 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.