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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,806Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
420 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
4% 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

$287K

2014

$366K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

4,056

2014

4,354

2015

4,806

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 481

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

143

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 409

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

134

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

XARELTO 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% 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 Jan. 4, 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.