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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,473Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$614K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
602 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$517K

2014

$522K

2015

$614K

2016

Number of Claims

4,648

2014

5,614

2015

5,473

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 742

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

206

patients, 34% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 338

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 304

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 247

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

151

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 224

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 Oct. 16, 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.