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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$722K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$583K

2014

$706K

2015

$722K

2016

Number of Claims

6,852

2014

7,192

2015

6,811

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 748

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

181

patients, 33% of all patients

ZETIA 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 360

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 282

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LIVALO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

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 1, 2017.
  • 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.