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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 109

$746K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 4 out of 109

1,254 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Arkansas
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,037 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,254 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

2% of this provider’s 1,037 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs

14% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$32 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $44 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

19 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$981K

2012

$840K

2013

$816K

2014

$746K

2015

Number of Claims

22,872

2012

23,570

2013

23,113

2014

23,459

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,088

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,721

prescriptions.

333

patients, 27% of all patients

10 1 9
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,742

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,506

prescriptions.

302

patients, 24% of all patients

2 3
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,690

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,365

prescriptions.

279

patients, 22% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,222

prescriptions.

240

patients, 19% of all patients

4 1
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,121

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

926

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

5 12
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,071

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

886

prescriptions.

207

patients, 17% of all patients

6 5
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,060

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

196

patients, 16% of all patients

10 7 33
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

875

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

162

patients, 13% of all patients

8 6
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

140

patients, 11% of all patients

9 8
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

10 42
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

756

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

116

patients, 9% of all patients

11 17
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

737

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

142

patients, 11% of all patients

12 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

13 16
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

671

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

151

patients, 12% of all patients

14 7
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

15 11
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

569

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

16 27
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

398

patients, 32% of all patients

10 17 20
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

497

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

18 10
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

19 15
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

20 13
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

21 32
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

22 21
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

23 14
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

24 19
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

25 29
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

26 41
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

27 76
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

28 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

30 45
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

31 22
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

32 75
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

32 48
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

34 61
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

35 38
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

35 52
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 37 28
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

38 68
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 39 56
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

39 54
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11 41 35
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 74
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

42 58
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

44 43
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 45 59
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

46 50
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

47 26
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 48 64
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

48 115
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 50 30
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 51 65
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 52 66
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 52 34
TRANDOLAPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 54 121
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

54 94
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Jan. 15, 2011.
  • 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.