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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$676K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
815 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$558K

2014

$621K

2015

$676K

2016

Number of Claims

13,048

2014

13,802

2015

14,340

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 1,143

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

188

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,019

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

944

prescriptions.

187

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 842

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

162

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 835

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 830

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

782

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 799

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 651

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

DIGOXIN 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

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 Dec. 1, 2010.
  • 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.