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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,753Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$634K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
905 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$364K

2014

$508K

2015

$634K

2016

Number of Claims

6,612

2014

8,410

2015

9,753

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 TARTRATE 1,013

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 507

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANTOVEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 27, 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.