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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$631K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$521K

2014

$576K

2015

$631K

2016

Number of Claims

9,072

2014

9,282

2015

9,738

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
NIFEDIPINE ER 951

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

794

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

10
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DOFETILIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 Jan. 4, 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.