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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,574Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$171K

2014

$319K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

2,528

2014

4,445

2015

6,574

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
CARVEDILOL 471

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 452

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 376

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 18, 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.