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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$364K

2014

$456K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

4,594

2014

4,902

2015

5,434

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
XARELTO 418

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 275

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 272

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 266

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 198

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SOTALOL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 141

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 96

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

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 July 16, 2013.
  • 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.