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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 446

$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 16 out of 446

946 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Antibiotics

2% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

7% of this provider’s 906 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

1% of this provider’s 946 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs *

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$58 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $62 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$585K

2012

$622K

2013

$730K

2014

$794K

2015

Number of Claims

9,527

2012

10,959

2013

12,398

2014

13,785

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,082

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

984

prescriptions.

224

patients, 24% of all patients

1 1
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

821

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

213

patients, 23% of all patients

2 6
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

788

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

180

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

4 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

5 7
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

6 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

7 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

8 4
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

9 20
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

10 8
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

373

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

12 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

13 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

14 11
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

15 12
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

16 17
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

17 21
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

18 24
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

19 27
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

20 37
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

21 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

22 19
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

23 16
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 24 25
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

25 26
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

26 35
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

27 67
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

28 15
COUMADIN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 63
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

30 22
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

31 40
EPLERENONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 124
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

33 36
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

34 66
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

35 32
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

36 33
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

37 29
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

38 139
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

39 28
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

40 30
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

41 48
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

42 23
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 111
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 44 44
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

45 34
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

46 127
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 46 74
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

46 75
DIGITEK

Treats congestive heart fai... +

Treats congestive heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

R 49 76
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

50 45
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

51 38
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 52 115
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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. 2, 2013.
  • 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.