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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,277Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
975 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$976K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

13,616

2014

14,155

2015

13,277

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.

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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 964

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

883

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 909

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 698

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 575

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 503

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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TAZTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TIKOSYN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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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. 28, 2017.
  • 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.