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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,209 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.02M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

9,602

2014

9,692

2015

10,739

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
SOTALOL 994

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

270

patients, 22% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 734

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

631

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

ELIQUIS 513

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

176

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 402

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

116

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

156

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MULTAQ 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MIDODRINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

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 10, 2011.
  • 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.