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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,444Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$519K

2014

$527K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

8,544

2014

8,816

2015

8,444

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
CLOPIDOGREL 694

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 612

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SOTALOL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

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 17, 2018.
  • 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.