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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$287K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$274K

2014

$253K

2015

$287K

2016

Number of Claims

7,363

2014

6,724

2015

6,864

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
INDAPAMIDE 687

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 596

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

124

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 568

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 463

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 317

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 274

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 192

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

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 May 14, 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.