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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,924Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$277K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$262K

2014

$272K

2015

$277K

2016

Number of Claims

7,572

2014

7,695

2015

6,924

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

137

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 633

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

116

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 616

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 330

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

MULTAQ 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

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. 23, 2016.
  • 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.