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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
936 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$812K

2014

$867K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

11,573

2014

11,311

2015

12,099

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 1,640

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,556

prescriptions.

270

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,551

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,502

prescriptions.

257

patients, 27% of all patients

ELIQUIS 876

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

857

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 803

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 698

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 513

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTRESTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LIVALO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MULTAQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBYCLOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

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 Nov. 11, 2011.
  • 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.