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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$687K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
876 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$513K

2014

$568K

2015

$687K

2016

Number of Claims

8,002

2014

8,841

2015

9,434

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.

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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 753

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 713

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

187

patients, 21% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 636

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 333

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

RANEXA 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 250

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

EFFIENT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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 17, 2018.
  • 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.