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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,104 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$825K

2014

$880K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

19,252

2014

18,950

2015

18,989

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 1,630

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,430

prescriptions.

270

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,192

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

200

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,042

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,007

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,012

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 968

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 900

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

125

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 695

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 442

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SILDENAFIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 8 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

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 June 21, 2016.
  • 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.