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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,852Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,647 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

24,109

2014

27,023

2015

15,852

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,443

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,237

prescriptions.

392

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 894

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

245

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 893

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

238

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 703

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

220

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

176

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

175

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

151

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

149

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

136

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

117

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

116

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

102

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

88

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

64

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 30, 2013.
  • 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.