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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$515K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$326K

2014

$342K

2015

$515K

2016

Number of Claims

6,766

2014

6,225

2015

6,099

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 TARTRATE 430

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 397

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 396

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 228

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

EFFIENT 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

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 Feb. 2, 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.