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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,701Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$646K

2014

$670K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

13,952

2014

13,197

2015

9,701

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.

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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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

118

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 Aug. 24, 2016.
  • 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.