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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,318Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$712K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$569K

2014

$586K

2015

$712K

2016

Number of Claims

11,387

2014

10,995

2015

11,318

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
CLOPIDOGREL 780

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 767

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

VALSARTAN 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 532

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

CARTIA XT 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MINOXIDIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Dec. 6, 2007.
  • 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.