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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,092 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

16,239

2014

17,144

2015

18,233

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,844

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,489

prescriptions.

339

patients, 31% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,401

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,075

prescriptions.

245

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,214

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

216

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 911

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 861

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 791

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

SOTALOL 553

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

EFFIENT 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Sept. 29, 2014.
  • 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.