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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 13 out of 305

$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 25 out of 305

1,117 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Missouri
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 1,017 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

1% of this provider’s 1,117 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 4%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

4% of this provider’s 1,017 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 6%.

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Opioids

0% of this provider’s 1,117 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 2%.

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Brand Name Drugs

16% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$41 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $54 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

12 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 11.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$529K

2012

$489K

2013

$521K

2014

$538K

2015

Number of Claims

12,316

2012

12,540

2013

12,923

2014

13,187

2015

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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,268

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

235

patients, 21% of all patients

1 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,019

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

917

prescriptions.

205

patients, 18% of all patients

2 4
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,003

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

201

patients, 18% of all patients

3 2
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

881

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

4 8
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

663

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

5 12
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

106

patients, 9% of all patients

6 6
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

584

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

7 10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

8 3
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

9 7
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

10 16
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

11 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

12 11
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

13 35
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

13 5
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

15 13
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

16 20
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

17 18
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

18 9
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

R 19 23
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

20 24
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

21 17
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

22 98
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

23 44
TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

24 37
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

24 57
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

26 15
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

26 51
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

26 33
TIKOSYN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

26 70
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

30 19
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

31 38
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

32 40
PROPAFENONE HCL

Propafenone is used to trea... +

Propafenone is used to treat arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat) and to maintain a normal heart rate. Source: National Library of Medicine

75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

33 58
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

34 59
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 35 32
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

36 28
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

37 83
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

38 14
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 Dec. 20, 2011.
  • 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.