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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$982K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
610 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
3% 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

$586K

2014

$673K

2015

$982K

2016

Number of Claims

6,224

2014

6,336

2015

6,702

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

141

patients, 23% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 468

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 370

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 343

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 184

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIKOSYN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

EPLERENONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 20, 2017.
  • 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.