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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,069Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,135 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$884K

2014

$778K

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

10,247

2014

10,366

2015

12,069

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.

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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 1,142

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

220

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,026

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

231

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,009

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

210

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 953

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

203

patients, 18% of all patients

RANEXA 583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CORLANOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

10
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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EFFIENT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

EDARBI 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTRESTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 20, 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.