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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,872Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.7M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.5M

2015

$1.7M

2016

Number of Claims

19,525

2014

19,231

2015

18,872

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.

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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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,737

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,585

prescriptions.

335

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,498

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,395

prescriptions.

288

patients, 24% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,151

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,064

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,045

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

195

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,023

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

210

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

210

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BIDIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ENTRESTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 1, 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.