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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
658 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$192K

2014

$267K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

5,944

2014

7,845

2015

8,083

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 557

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 537

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 Sept. 3, 2013.
  • 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.