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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,238Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$327K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
473 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$318K

2014

$354K

2015

$327K

2016

Number of Claims

5,438

2014

5,721

2015

5,238

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 SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 17, 2009.
  • 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.