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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,018Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
667 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$339K

2014

$392K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

5,650

2014

6,346

2015

6,018

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.

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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 441

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

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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. 12, 2016.
  • 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.