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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,624Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$710K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,002 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$547K

2014

$597K

2015

$710K

2016

Number of Claims

6,876

2014

7,135

2015

7,624

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 622

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

172

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

154

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 Feb. 3, 2014.
  • 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.