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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,647Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$777K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$602K

2014

$687K

2015

$777K

2016

Number of Claims

7,431

2014

7,456

2015

7,647

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 646

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

ELIQUIS 626

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 502

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 435

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 2, 2009.
  • 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.