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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,080Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
895 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$886K

2014

$920K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

7,438

2014

7,474

2015

8,080

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 706

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

226

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 521

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 440

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 375

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% 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 July 14, 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.