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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,548Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$439K

2014

$595K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

12,065

2014

14,922

2015

16,548

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,790

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

322

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,195

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,092

prescriptions.

238

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,068

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

218

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 943

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

183

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 882

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

189

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

174

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 771

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

157

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

145

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

168

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

111

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

118

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

97

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

96

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

124

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DIGITEK 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

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 May 11, 2011.
  • 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.