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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,067 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$494K

2014

$495K

2015

$612K

2016

Number of Claims

10,530

2014

9,976

2015

10,702

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 TARTRATE 1,117

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,006

prescriptions.

232

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 763

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 713

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 636

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 3, 2009.
  • 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.