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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,564Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,026 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$425K

2014

$509K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

5,570

2014

5,994

2015

6,564

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 571

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

179

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 501

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 400

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 356

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROSTAT 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 3, 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.