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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
684 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$458K

2014

$609K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

4,287

2014

4,865

2015

5,503

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
ELIQUIS 457

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 456

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 20, 2014.
  • 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.