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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$675K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
871 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$599K

2014

$582K

2015

$675K

2016

Number of Claims

9,470

2014

9,917

2015

10,702

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 832

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

147

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 728

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

154

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 692

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 627

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 429

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

PINDOLOL 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ACEBUTOLOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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 2, 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.