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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,648Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$475K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$360K

2014

$420K

2015

$475K

2016

Number of Claims

8,783

2014

9,571

2015

9,648

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 553

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 446

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 353

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 July 21, 2010.
  • 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.