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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,822Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
746 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$508K

2014

$635K

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

6,599

2014

7,296

2015

7,822

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 654

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 607

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 283

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANTOVEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 25, 2015.
  • 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.