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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,092 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$346K

2014

$372K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

8,619

2014

7,909

2015

8,224

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 993

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

263

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 901

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

266

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 500

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 399

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

PRADAXA 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

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 Oct. 21, 2014.
  • 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.