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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,505Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
710 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$389K

2014

$394K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

9,089

2014

9,151

2015

8,505

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 766

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

159

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 563

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 401

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 348

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

RANEXA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 19, 2016.
  • 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.