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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,358Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

6,922

2014

7,359

2015

7,358

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

68

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

69

patients, 26% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 4, 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.