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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,070Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,036 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$749K

2014

$686K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

8,790

2014

9,312

2015

9,070

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.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 783

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

215

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 652

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 371

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LIVALO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Dec. 21, 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.