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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,738Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
787 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$423K

2014

$502K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

9,100

2014

9,317

2015

9,738

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
FUROSEMIDE 756

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 705

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 690

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 616

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 Jan. 20, 2009.
  • 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.