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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,074Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$524K

2014

$583K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

9,968

2014

11,111

2015

12,074

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
CARVEDILOL 810

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

220

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 752

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

246

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 588

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

176

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

139

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

124

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

158

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

129

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

91

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

156

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 14, 2017.
  • 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.