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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$793K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
857 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$580K

2014

$699K

2015

$793K

2016

Number of Claims

8,199

2014

8,898

2015

9,177

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 TARTRATE 814

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

197

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 577

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 425

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 416

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 366

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TIKOSYN 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PINDOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.