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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$460K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$356K

2014

$358K

2015

$460K

2016

Number of Claims

6,090

2014

5,818

2015

6,385

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 508

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

136

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 502

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 458

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 427

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

XARELTO 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 99

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CARTIA XT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.