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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,313Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$1.13M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

7,245

2014

7,265

2015

7,313

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
CARVEDILOL 903

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

271

patients, 40% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 895

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

271

patients, 40% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 453

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

PRADAXA 413

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 411

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

EPLERENONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

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 Nov. 8, 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.