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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
904 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$936K

2014

$993K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

9,825

2014

11,066

2015

11,851

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,428

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,337

prescriptions.

289

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 783

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 743

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

ELIQUIS 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 444

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CANDESARTAN CILEXETIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROPAFENONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PINDOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.