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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,638Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
999 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.38M

2014

$1.84M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

13,119

2014

14,193

2015

15,638

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,045

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

894

prescriptions.

293

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,031

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

262

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

170

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

108

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARTIA XT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Sept. 25, 2012.
  • 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.