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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$620K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,618 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$576K

2014

$591K

2015

$620K

2016

Number of Claims

12,704

2014

12,883

2015

13,155

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 6,083

prescriptions, 46% of all prescriptions

5,093

prescriptions.

1,840

patients, 70% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

153

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

133

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

83

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

89

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

92

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

73

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

102

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

57

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

86

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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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 8, 2017.
  • 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.