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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$950K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,158 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$741K

2014

$896K

2015

$950K

2016

Number of Claims

14,409

2014

15,811

2015

15,283

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 SUCCINATE 1,438

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,183

prescriptions.

314

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,247

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

288

patients, 25% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 956

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

210

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 952

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

165

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

114

patients, 10% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PINDOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

10
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
EFFIENT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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. 8, 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.