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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
715 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$420K

2014

$453K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

8,892

2014

8,794

2015

9,141

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 1,151

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

206

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 548

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 513

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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. 17, 2016.
  • 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.