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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,293Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$575K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,061 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$460K

2014

$483K

2015

$575K

2016

Number of Claims

11,904

2014

11,565

2015

12,293

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
CARVEDILOL 941

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 829

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

151

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 680

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 642

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

128

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 May 16, 2011.
  • 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.