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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,147Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$711K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
609 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$382K

2014

$505K

2015

$711K

2016

Number of Claims

3,857

2014

4,653

2015

5,147

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 471

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

164

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 130

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MULTAQ 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BRILINTA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 14, 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.