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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$574K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,311 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$307K

2014

$412K

2015

$574K

2016

Number of Claims

5,013

2014

6,902

2015

9,063

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,069

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

266

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

168

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

136

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

171

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 489

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

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 April 16, 2015.
  • 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.