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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 50 out of 1204

$672K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 72 out of 1204

1,364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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 Florida
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,327 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,364 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,327 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

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

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Brand Name Drugs *

17% 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

$64 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

8 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

$415K

2012

$471K

2013

$556K

2014

$672K

2015

Number of Claims

5,719

2012

7,841

2013

9,699

2014

10,519

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

907

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

837

prescriptions.

299

patients, 22% of all patients

1 1
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

691

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

175

patients, 13% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

170

patients, 12% of all patients

3 3
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

520

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

157

patients, 12% of all patients

4 7
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

493

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

5 13
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

6 5
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

462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

7 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

453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

8 21
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

410

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

122

patients, 9% of all patients

9 8
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

10 9
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

11 12
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

287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

12 11
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

281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

13 15
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

275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

14 6
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

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

15 18
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

239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

15 16
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

197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

17 14
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

18 41
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

19 10
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE

Bisoprolol is used alone or... +

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

161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

20 53
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

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

21 23
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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

22 29
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

R 22 24
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

24 34
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

R 25 40
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

26 46
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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

27 78
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

27 25
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

29 17
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

30 91
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

88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

31 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

32 28
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

72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

33 33
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

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

34 36
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

64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

35 22
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

58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

36 47
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

37 42
IRBESARTAN

Used alone or in combinatio... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 63
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

39 50
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. 29, 2014.
  • 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.