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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,272 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$55.1K

2014

$419K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

1,314

2014

8,099

2015

13,831

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
FUROSEMIDE 817

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

201

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

215

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

181

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

179

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

130

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

134

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

122

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

BRILINTA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
EFFIENT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

VASCEPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 28, 2015.
  • 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.