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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
760 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$374K

2014

$415K

2015

$883K

2016

Number of Claims

6,873

2014

7,155

2015

7,876

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
CARVEDILOL 1,241

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

230

patients, 30% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 424

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 413

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

EFFIENT 288

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BRILINTA 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENTRESTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% 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 March 13, 2015.
  • 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.