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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,687Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$892K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$574K

2014

$630K

2015

$892K

2016

Number of Claims

12,311

2014

12,152

2015

12,687

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 985

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

183

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 918

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 904

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 902

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

171

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 624

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 599

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 7, 2008.
  • 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.