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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,413Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$459K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$464K

2014

$466K

2015

$459K

2016

Number of Claims

9,172

2014

9,686

2015

9,413

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 851

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

728

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 691

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 515

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DILT-XR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

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 July 8, 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.