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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$525K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,057 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$340K

2014

$408K

2015

$525K

2016

Number of Claims

6,454

2014

6,660

2015

7,070

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

158

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 412

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 382

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

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 Aug. 24, 2012.
  • 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.