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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,374Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$574K

2014

$548K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

11,169

2014

10,994

2015

10,374

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 1,147

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

1,095

prescriptions.

303

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 737

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

192

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

156

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 590

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

149

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

108

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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. 4, 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.