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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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2,887Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$162K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
411 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$187K

2014

$180K

2015

$162K

2016

Number of Claims

3,489

2014

3,240

2015

2,887

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
CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 100

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 97

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 93

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 78

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

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 Oct. 5, 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.