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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$673K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,054 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$486K

2014

$584K

2015

$673K

2016

Number of Claims

6,810

2014

7,222

2015

7,613

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 699

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

213

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

196

patients, 19% of all patients

ELIQUIS 479

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 424

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 317

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

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, 2012.
  • 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.