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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,212 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$795K

2014

$800K

2015

$985K

2016

Number of Claims

13,775

2014

13,762

2015

14,642

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,170

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

244

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,092

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

210

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,010

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

834

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 847

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

130

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

125

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 13, 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.