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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$495K

2014

$563K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

9,089

2014

9,433

2015

9,661

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,011

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

183

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 703

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

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 Feb. 15, 2018.
  • 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.