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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$632K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$413K

2014

$485K

2015

$632K

2016

Number of Claims

5,942

2014

6,177

2015

7,051

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 482

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 399

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

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 11, 2015.
  • 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.