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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,136Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$332K

2014

$336K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

7,317

2014

7,733

2015

8,136

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
JANTOVEN 990

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

950

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 586

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 575

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

166

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 481

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

135

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% 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 May 17, 2013.
  • 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.