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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,468Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$245K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$164K

2014

$221K

2015

$245K

2016

Number of Claims

3,060

2014

4,314

2015

4,468

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 440

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 285

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 270

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

62

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 261

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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. 20, 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.