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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
782 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$648K

2014

$1.11M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

5,261

2014

6,163

2015

6,681

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
LISINOPRIL 513

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

184

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

EFFIENT 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LETAIRIS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 14, 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.