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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$434K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$334K

2014

$409K

2015

$434K

2016

Number of Claims

7,166

2014

8,187

2015

8,167

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 605

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 544

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 418

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 308

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 1, 2015.
  • 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.