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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$668K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
996 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$487K

2014

$555K

2015

$668K

2016

Number of Claims

9,466

2014

9,793

2015

10,269

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
FUROSEMIDE 908

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 733

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 689

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 646

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 621

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 10, 2011.
  • 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.