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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
$309K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$238K

2014

$292K

2015

$309K

2016

Number of Claims

6,149

2014

6,592

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 656

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 393

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

SOTALOL 348

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 344

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

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 July 8, 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.