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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,119Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
925 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

$351K

2014

$416K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

6,540

2014

7,078

2015

7,119

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 456

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 337

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 304

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 300

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 269

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% 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 May 29, 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.