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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,848Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
596 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$633K

2014

$720K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

13,074

2014

11,592

2015

10,848

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
SIMVASTATIN 870

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

160

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 657

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRANDOLAPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 April 8, 2008.
  • 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.