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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,166Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$646K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,004 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$652K

2014

$635K

2015

$646K

2016

Number of Claims

9,728

2014

10,183

2015

10,166

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 732

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 705

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 630

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 533

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 397

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NADOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PINDOLOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 21, 2016.
  • 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.