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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$576K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$369K

2014

$376K

2015

$576K

2016

Number of Claims

5,841

2014

5,829

2015

6,930

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 544

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 338

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 200

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 174

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

COUMADIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

EPLERENONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TAZTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 9, 2017.
  • 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.