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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
967 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$501K

2014

$533K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

14,765

2014

14,585

2015

13,643

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 796

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 729

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

148

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

155

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRALUENT PEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 21, 2010.
  • 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.