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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,140Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
974 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$734K

2014

$778K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

10,612

2014

10,502

2015

11,140

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,542

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,269

prescriptions.

307

patients, 32% of all patients

10
RANEXA 868

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

187

patients, 19% of all patients

10
ATENOLOL 720

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGITEK 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.