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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,877Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$706K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$557K

2015

$706K

2016

Number of Claims

7,819

2014

8,322

2015

8,877

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 1,065

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,060

prescriptions.

327

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 671

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

200

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 561

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

177

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

167

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 Aug. 23, 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.