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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,164Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$354K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$324K

2014

$310K

2015

$354K

2016

Number of Claims

7,742

2014

7,301

2015

7,164

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 545

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 544

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 492

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 426

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 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 Jan. 6, 2016.
  • 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.