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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,876Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$478K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
972 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$291K

2014

$368K

2015

$478K

2016

Number of Claims

9,263

2014

10,680

2015

11,876

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 1,300

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

215

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,224

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

208

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 895

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 555

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 421

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

152

patients, 16% of all patients

DIGOXIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 March 17, 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.