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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,835Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$451K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$400K

2014

$448K

2015

$451K

2016

Number of Claims

7,923

2014

10,081

2015

10,835

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.

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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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 600

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 Dec. 11, 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.