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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$471K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$360K

2014

$424K

2015

$471K

2016

Number of Claims

5,490

2014

5,957

2015

6,075

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
FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 353

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 345

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 340

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 2, 2010.
  • 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.