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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$340K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
655 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$388K

2014

$343K

2015

$340K

2016

Number of Claims

9,848

2014

9,371

2015

9,033

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
CLOPIDOGREL 910

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

172

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 800

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

142

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 723

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 608

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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FLECAINIDE ACETATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 14, 2008.
  • 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.