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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,006Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$558K

2014

$652K

2015

$717K

2016

Number of Claims

8,297

2014

7,751

2015

7,006

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
ELIQUIS 625

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 621

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 484

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 352

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 276

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 268

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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LIVALO 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.