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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$645K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
674 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$630K

2014

$639K

2015

$645K

2016

Number of Claims

8,873

2014

8,457

2015

8,323

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
LISINOPRIL 541

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 526

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 475

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NIACIN ER 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 15, 2008.
  • 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.