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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
808 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$292K

2014

$336K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

7,545

2014

8,094

2015

8,257

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 512

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SOTALOL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

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 Aug. 1, 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.