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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,890Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$685K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
759 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$718K

2014

$728K

2015

$685K

2016

Number of Claims

16,061

2014

15,833

2015

14,890

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 TARTRATE 1,281

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,047

prescriptions.

228

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 709

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 688

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

119

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 553

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

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 May 17, 2010.
  • 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.