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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$430K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$392K

2014

$419K

2015

$430K

2016

Number of Claims

10,028

2014

9,750

2015

9,167

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
CARVEDILOL 1,232

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,023

prescriptions.

220

patients, 33% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 538

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 448

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

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 March 27, 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.