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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
774 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$259K

2014

$237K

2015

$306K

2016

Number of Claims

10,848

2014

10,779

2015

11,950

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.

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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 937

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

177

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 865

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

164

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 840

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 827

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 750

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 749

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 518

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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 11, 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.