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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,332Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 57 providers in this state and specialty

477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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 District of Columbia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 386 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

19% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 7%.

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Opioids

19% of this provider’s 477 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 6%.

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Brand Name Drugs

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 26%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $98 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

24 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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

$616K

2014

$603K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

12,536

2014

12,008

2015

11,332

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.

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 708

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

124

patients, 26% of all patients

1 2
LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

120

patients, 25% of all patients

2 5
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

3 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
FUROSEMIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

5 4
SIMVASTATIN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

6 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
CARVEDILOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

8 6
METFORMIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

9 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

10 26
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

11 3
CLOPIDOGREL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

12 8
HYDRALAZINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

13 13
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

14 7
PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

15 34
GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

16 30
IBUPROFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

17 40
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

18 44
NIFEDIPINE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

19 38
CLONIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

20 46
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

21 56
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O 22 21
TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

23 35
WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

24 16
RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

25 58
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

26 31
COLCHICINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

27 49
ATENOLOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

28 25
VALSARTAN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

28 20
NAPROXEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

30 60
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O 31 23
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

32 43
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

33 22
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

34 23
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

35 33
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

36 19
DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 37 36
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

38 64
RANEXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 39 42
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

40 18
SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

41 70
KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 73
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

42 73
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O 42 73
NIFEDICAL XL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 77
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 45 77
LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 47 81
AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

A 48 51
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

49 14
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

50 47
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 50 87
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

52 28
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

52 90
NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 54 91
JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

55 93
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 56 96
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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.