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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,371Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$596K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
722 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$444K

2014

$585K

2015

$596K

2016

Number of Claims

6,161

2014

6,406

2015

6,371

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 708

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

157

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 444

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 383

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 325

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 245

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

TOPROL XL 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CARTIA XT 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

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 Dec. 8, 2014.
  • 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.