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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,097Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$584K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,081 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$358K

2014

$449K

2015

$584K

2016

Number of Claims

7,875

2014

9,066

2015

10,097

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,578

prescriptions, 16% of all prescriptions

1,407

prescriptions.

337

patients, 31% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,121

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

265

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 631

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 286

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

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 March 14, 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.