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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,079Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$643K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$551K

2014

$607K

2015

$643K

2016

Number of Claims

9,682

2014

9,574

2015

9,079

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 931

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

192

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 585

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

10
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 350

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COREG CR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

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 July 9, 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.