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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$969K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$576K

2014

$719K

2015

$969K

2016

Number of Claims

8,457

2014

9,667

2015

10,164

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
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 757

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

189

patients, 15% of all patients

10
LISINOPRIL 709

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

192

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

150

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 417

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 Dec. 14, 2007.
  • 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.