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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,028Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
767 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

44% 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

$691K

2014

$818K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

16,906

2014

19,523

2015

19,028

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 966

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

871

prescriptions.

178

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 930

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 830

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 787

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

157

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 751

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 666

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

A
JANTOVEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 May 21, 2008.
  • 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.