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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,550Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$739K

2014

$827K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

7,237

2014

7,073

2015

6,550

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 687

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

145

patients, 29% of all patients

RANEXA 633

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

137

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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. 24, 2011.
  • 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.