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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$465K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,240 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$595K

2014

$624K

2015

$465K

2016

Number of Claims

19,538

2014

19,432

2015

13,505

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.

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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 665

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

179

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

119

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 499

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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. 18, 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.