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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,259Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
809 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.95M

2014

$3.05M

2015

$3.88M

2016

Number of Claims

16,737

2014

17,246

2015

15,259

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
FUROSEMIDE 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LETAIRIS 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADCIRCA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OPSUMIT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NADOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 9, 2017.
  • 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.