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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,435Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$952K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,085 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$706K

2014

$764K

2015

$952K

2016

Number of Claims

14,635

2014

14,997

2015

16,435

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,521

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,279

prescriptions.

293

patients, 27% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,289

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,074

prescriptions.

248

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,199

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

247

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,016

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 937

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

818

prescriptions.

181

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 752

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% 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 April 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.