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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$263K

2014

$349K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

5,599

2014

6,485

2015

7,362

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 560

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 534

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 372

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 24, 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.