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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,826Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$407K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
891 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$268K

2014

$325K

2015

$407K

2016

Number of Claims

8,471

2014

9,151

2015

9,826

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
ATENOLOL 678

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 567

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 486

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 387

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

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 Dec. 6, 2007.
  • 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.