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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$812K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,109 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$574K

2014

$650K

2015

$812K

2016

Number of Claims

13,210

2014

13,745

2015

14,793

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 951

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

162

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 950

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 854

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

EPLERENONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 15, 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.