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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$493K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$344K

2014

$431K

2015

$493K

2016

Number of Claims

5,515

2014

6,133

2015

7,066

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

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. 27, 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.