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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,708Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$486K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$384K

2014

$411K

2015

$486K

2016

Number of Claims

6,309

2014

5,711

2015

5,708

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 462

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 400

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

SOTALOL 221

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 159

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 150

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 143

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL AF 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

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 Oct. 3, 2012.
  • 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.