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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,438Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$547K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,540 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$384K

2014

$420K

2015

$547K

2016

Number of Claims

8,527

2014

7,972

2015

9,438

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 696

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

182

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 597

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

199

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 551

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

153

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 532

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

184

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

154

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 503

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

140

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

161

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

125

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

109

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

80

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

82

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

51

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 1, 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.