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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,721Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$591K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

50% 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

$337K

2014

$489K

2015

$591K

2016

Number of Claims

4,992

2014

5,984

2015

6,721

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 611

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 524

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 513

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 433

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 378

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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 July 14, 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.