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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,244Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,066 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$531K

2014

$696K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

8,499

2014

9,536

2015

9,244

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 756

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

205

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 645

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

177

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

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. 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.