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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$269K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
604 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$291K

2014

$267K

2015

$269K

2016

Number of Claims

6,174

2014

5,982

2015

5,198

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
SOTALOL 352

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 257

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 244

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

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 Aug. 9, 2016.
  • 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.