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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,404Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$425K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
973 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$218K

2014

$307K

2015

$425K

2016

Number of Claims

6,865

2014

8,381

2015

9,404

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,162

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

277

patients, 28% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 848

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

204

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 663

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 645

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 602

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

158

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 560

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 June 7, 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.