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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,235Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$695K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$460K

2014

$576K

2015

$695K

2016

Number of Claims

4,886

2014

5,002

2015

5,235

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 643

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

182

patients, 33% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

137

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 234

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 194

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 189

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 7, 2016.
  • 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.