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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,602Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
897 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$353K

2014

$376K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

8,569

2014

9,055

2015

9,602

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 903

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

216

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 689

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 684

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOXIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 24, 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.