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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$328K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
592 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$122K

2014

$211K

2015

$328K

2016

Number of Claims

2,059

2014

3,413

2015

4,586

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.

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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 431

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 283

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 263

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 238

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 233

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 154

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 4, 2013.
  • 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.