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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,109 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$614K

2014

$700K

2015

$701K

2016

Number of Claims

8,603

2014

9,006

2015

8,704

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
CLOPIDOGREL 573

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 472

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 441

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 14, 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.