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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,455Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
952 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$520K

2014

$530K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

6,648

2014

6,936

2015

7,455

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
CARVEDILOL 944

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

220

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 575

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 476

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 1, 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.