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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,963Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$871K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
923 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$736K

2014

$772K

2015

$871K

2016

Number of Claims

8,603

2014

8,844

2015

8,963

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
CLOPIDOGREL 544

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

142

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 433

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 364

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

SOTALOL 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 326

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL AF 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

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 March 16, 2016.
  • 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.