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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
642 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$438K

2014

$435K

2015

$443K

2016

Number of Claims

7,738

2014

7,510

2015

7,693

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 677

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

200

patients, 31% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 485

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

132

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 322

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 297

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

DIGOXIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 July 23, 2010.
  • 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.