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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,635Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$385K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$257K

2014

$290K

2015

$385K

2016

Number of Claims

4,218

2014

4,495

2015

4,635

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.

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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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 587

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

126

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

96

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 195

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 155

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 137

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 125

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 80

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 July 17, 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.