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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
866 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$467K

2014

$531K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

6,240

2014

6,530

2015

7,122

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 1,157

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

369

patients, 43% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 514

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

ELIQUIS 478

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 417

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 312

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 Feb. 22, 2012.
  • 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.