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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$279K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$230K

2014

$234K

2015

$279K

2016

Number of Claims

4,870

2014

5,074

2015

4,950

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 422

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

120

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 302

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 232

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 227

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Aug. 23, 2011.
  • 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.