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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
976 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

$364K

2014

$452K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

7,409

2014

8,235

2015

8,519

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 490

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

JANTOVEN 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROSTAT 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PINDOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 May 2, 2013.
  • 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.