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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
553 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$312K

2014

$455K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

6,733

2014

7,670

2015

8,537

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 TARTRATE 878

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

166

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 762

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 688

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 544

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TIKOSYN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 April 26, 2017.
  • 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.