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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,498Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
465 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$990K

2014

$965K

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

16,858

2014

16,237

2015

15,498

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
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 1,332

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

887

prescriptions.

210

patients, 45% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,086

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

755

prescriptions.

190

patients, 41% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 984

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

165

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

114

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 587

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

DIGOXIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

EFFIENT 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

METOLAZONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NIACIN ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MULTAQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.