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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.29M

2016

Number of Claims

5,668

2014

5,722

2015

5,839

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
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 344

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

ZETIA 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 222

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

NIACIN ER 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LIVALO 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VYTORIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVAZA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 June 25, 2010.
  • 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.