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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,377Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$416K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$308K

2014

$347K

2015

$416K

2016

Number of Claims

11,023

2014

10,591

2015

10,377

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 1,085

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

212

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

BRILINTA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CAPTOPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 10, 2013.
  • 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.