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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,111 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$733K

2014

$849K

2015

$815K

2016

Number of Claims

10,727

2014

12,459

2015

10,366

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,797

prescriptions, 17% of all prescriptions

1,711

prescriptions.

518

patients, 47% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 820

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

ELIQUIS 674

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 633

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

190

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

XARELTO 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NIACIN ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 June 27, 2018.
  • 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.