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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$579K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$483K

2014

$482K

2015

$579K

2016

Number of Claims

7,217

2014

7,214

2015

7,379

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 440

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 409

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% 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 Oct. 17, 2014.
  • 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.