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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,250Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,058 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

$585K

2014

$689K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

14,466

2014

14,092

2015

15,250

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 1,348

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,283

prescriptions.

237

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 992

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

183

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 804

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

CARTIA XT 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

10
FUROSEMIDE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILT-XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 19, 2007.
  • 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.