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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,615Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$269K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$206K

2014

$209K

2015

$269K

2016

Number of Claims

3,465

2014

3,948

2015

4,615

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 694

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

132

patients, 37% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

134

patients, 37% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

SOTALOL 167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 164

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
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. 17, 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.