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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,296 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$358K

2014

$508K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

11,163

2014

12,116

2015

12,324

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,195

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

178

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,049

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

250

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 863

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 718

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

173

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 596

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 594

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 587

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 30, 2012.
  • 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.