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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,703Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
579 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$474K

2014

$561K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

6,304

2014

6,987

2015

7,703

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
CLOPIDOGREL 367

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SOTALOL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 18, 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.