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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,295Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$750K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$577K

2014

$562K

2015

$750K

2016

Number of Claims

10,791

2014

10,198

2015

10,295

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
FUROSEMIDE 656

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 645

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMILORIDE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

WELCHOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 Feb. 12, 2016.
  • 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.