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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,159 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

18,106

2014

18,870

2015

18,434

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,675

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,525

prescriptions.

307

patients, 26% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 1,238

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,136

prescriptions.

221

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,224

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,160

prescriptions.

240

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,215

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,189

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

219

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 829

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 622

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBYCLOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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. 19, 2015.
  • 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.