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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,707Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$941K

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

20,621

2014

24,107

2015

25,707

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,493

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

2,192

prescriptions.

449

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 2,147

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,777

prescriptions.

340

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,444

prescriptions.

267

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,199

prescriptions.

230

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,097

prescriptions.

223

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,187

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

191

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,071

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

201

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,036

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

166

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 837

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

135

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 728

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

122

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

125

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 616

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

108

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

86

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

75

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

61

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

57

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

87

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

124

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

ENTRESTO 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILT-XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIBENZOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIVALO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 19, 2009.
  • 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.