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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,129Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$303K

2014

$364K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

6,769

2014

7,628

2015

9,129

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
FUROSEMIDE 961

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

217

patients, 30% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 832

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 756

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

XARELTO 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 16, 2011.
  • 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.