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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,773Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$372K

2014

$428K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

7,437

2014

8,068

2015

9,773

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
CLOPIDOGREL 688

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 659

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

144

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 592

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

SOTALOL 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 3, 2015.
  • 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.