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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,559Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$759K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
883 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$495K

2014

$576K

2015

$759K

2016

Number of Claims

6,235

2014

6,761

2015

8,559

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 1,000

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

265

patients, 30% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 717

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

166

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 391

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 376

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 369

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 22, 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.