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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,946Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
679 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$686K

2014

$729K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

6,263

2014

6,142

2015

5,946

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 525

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

178

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

150

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 249

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 July 5, 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.