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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,159Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$767K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,080 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$518K

2014

$598K

2015

$767K

2016

Number of Claims

10,062

2014

10,931

2015

11,159

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 SUCCINATE 1,007

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

928

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 791

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 737

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 619

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SOTALOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 May 17, 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.