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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,518Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$496K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
492 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$560K

2014

$504K

2015

$496K

2016

Number of Claims

8,073

2014

7,562

2015

7,518

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
CLOPIDOGREL 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

114

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

128

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

105

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

NITROSTAT 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 7, 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.