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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
660 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$429K

2014

$628K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

4,062

2014

5,375

2015

5,405

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 576

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

180

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 367

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 330

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 305

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 May 7, 2009.
  • 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.