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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,324Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$796K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
818 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$559K

2014

$685K

2015

$796K

2016

Number of Claims

6,906

2014

7,492

2015

7,324

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 504

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 459

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 441

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 436

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPROL XL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% 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 Dec. 3, 2014.
  • 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.