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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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3,982Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$210K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$332K

2014

$252K

2015

$210K

2016

Number of Claims

6,952

2014

5,084

2015

3,982

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
SPIRONOLACTONE 434

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 117

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 111

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 109

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 107

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 April 24, 2018.
  • 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.