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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$274K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$227K

2014

$234K

2015

$274K

2016

Number of Claims

3,947

2014

4,175

2015

4,088

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 420

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 235

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% 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.