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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,211 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$654K

2014

$848K

2015

$983K

2016

Number of Claims

8,563

2014

9,962

2015

11,054

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 989

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

787

prescriptions.

306

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 813

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

244

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 731

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

210

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 713

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

212

patients, 18% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 542

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 532

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

108

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DILT-XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 29, 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.