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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$430K

2014

$516K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

6,782

2014

7,145

2015

7,955

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 910

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

791

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 581

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 458

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 376

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 370

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 207

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 Sept. 25, 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.