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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,596Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$449K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$453K

2014

$435K

2015

$449K

2016

Number of Claims

8,076

2014

7,701

2015

7,596

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 913

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

170

patients, 36% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 708

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

117

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 685

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

124

patients, 27% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 585

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

ZETIA 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% 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 March 6, 2017.
  • 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.