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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,698Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$555K

2014

$552K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

13,049

2014

13,818

2015

15,698

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.

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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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,285

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

216

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 939

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

186

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 900

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 815

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

163

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 770

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

164

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

XARELTO 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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DIGOX 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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 Aug. 23, 2016.
  • 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.