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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,203Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$481K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$377K

2014

$455K

2015

$481K

2016

Number of Claims

11,091

2014

11,200

2015

11,203

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,128

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,057

prescriptions.

181

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 717

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 708

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NADOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Feb. 22, 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.