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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$943K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
948 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$787K

2014

$711K

2015

$943K

2016

Number of Claims

8,942

2014

9,663

2015

10,797

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,016

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

165

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 769

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

159

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 757

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 675

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 403

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

10
XARELTO 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 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.