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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
827 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$601K

2014

$672K

2015

$809K

2016

Number of Claims

9,162

2014

9,595

2015

10,070

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 982

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 847

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 779

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 599

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VYTORIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

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 Oct. 4, 2011.
  • 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.