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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,116 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$693K

2014

$735K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

15,958

2014

16,701

2015

17,028

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 1,599

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,415

prescriptions.

272

patients, 24% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,408

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,244

prescriptions.

250

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 969

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 928

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

156

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

624

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGITEK 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 24, 2015.
  • 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.