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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$424K

2014

$436K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

7,853

2014

8,129

2015

9,316

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,098

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

988

prescriptions.

265

patients, 38% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 658

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 565

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 491

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

BRILINTA 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 Nov. 28, 2007.
  • 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.