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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$494K

2014

$621K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

17,328

2014

20,390

2015

19,299

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,411

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,124

prescriptions.

371

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,401

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,069

prescriptions.

373

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,180

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

327

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

221

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 757

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

192

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

157

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 687

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

198

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

146

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

147

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

147

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

123

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

134

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

140

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

71

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

68

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

65

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Oct. 22, 2008.
  • 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.