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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$753K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$508K

2014

$567K

2015

$753K

2016

Number of Claims

5,968

2014

6,026

2015

6,856

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 561

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

173

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 491

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 329

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CARTIA XT 202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 June 14, 2016.
  • 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.