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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$336K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$183K

2014

$213K

2015

$336K

2016

Number of Claims

3,398

2014

3,411

2015

4,254

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 257

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 224

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 199

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 142

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 75

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

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 Sept. 13, 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.