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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$488K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$304K

2014

$331K

2015

$488K

2016

Number of Claims

7,416

2014

7,249

2015

8,051

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 908

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

158

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 840

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 665

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

132

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

ZETIA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.