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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,033Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,061 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

8,243

2014

8,756

2015

9,033

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 691

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

215

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 635

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

185

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 602

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

VASCEPA 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

TOPROL XL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 28, 2010.
  • 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.