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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$700K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$843K

2014

$730K

2015

$700K

2016

Number of Claims

13,014

2014

11,728

2015

10,158

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
ATENOLOL 687

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 655

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

171

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 418

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 391

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

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 Dec. 16, 2009.
  • 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.