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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,994Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$528K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$516K

2014

$456K

2015

$528K

2016

Number of Claims

9,613

2014

7,880

2015

7,994

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 667

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

150

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 665

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

159

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 634

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

146

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 371

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 30, 2014.
  • 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.