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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$331K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
632 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$251K

2014

$324K

2015

$331K

2016

Number of Claims

6,653

2014

7,532

2015

7,619

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.

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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 565

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 470

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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. 16, 2007.
  • 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.