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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
888 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$413K

2014

$553K

2015

$750K

2016

Number of Claims

5,788

2014

6,931

2015

7,891

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 994

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

284

patients, 32% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 364

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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. 19, 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.