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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,092 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$358K

2014

$432K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

6,853

2014

7,121

2015

8,778

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 1,096

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

330

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 886

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

284

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 673

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

232

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

195

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

131

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 May 17, 2013.
  • 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.