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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$468K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$356K

2014

$393K

2015

$468K

2016

Number of Claims

5,559

2014

6,067

2015

6,298

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
CARVEDILOL 552

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 486

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 428

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

XARELTO 351

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 225

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 March 18, 2015.
  • 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.