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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,366Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$556K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$604K

2014

$557K

2015

$556K

2016

Number of Claims

10,374

2014

10,417

2015

10,366

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 673

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

170

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

149

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 602

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

148

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 497

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% 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 March 5, 2013.
  • 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.