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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,237Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,007 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$586K

2014

$612K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

11,370

2014

12,810

2015

13,237

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 854

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

173

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 747

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 742

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 727

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

186

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

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KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 2, 2010.
  • 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.