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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$540K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$429K

2014

$477K

2015

$540K

2016

Number of Claims

10,294

2014

10,435

2015

11,315

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 977

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

180

patients, 25% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 787

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 600

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 446

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
EFFIENT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 3, 2017.
  • 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.