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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,495Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
862 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

10,523

2014

10,496

2015

10,495

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
CLOPIDOGREL 963

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

227

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

EFFIENT 447

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROSTAT 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

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 Dec. 14, 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.