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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,301Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$667K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,075 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$428K

2014

$533K

2015

$667K

2016

Number of Claims

7,898

2014

8,685

2015

10,301

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 928

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

272

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 845

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

778

prescriptions.

274

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 717

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

238

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

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 Aug. 16, 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.