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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,193Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,010 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$395K

2014

$380K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

12,728

2014

13,198

2015

14,193

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 1,023

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

247

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

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 Feb. 19, 2010.
  • 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.