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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,519Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,071 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$628K

2014

$677K

2015

$846K

2016

Number of Claims

8,813

2014

9,613

2015

10,519

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 858

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

697

prescriptions.

208

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 626

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

SOTALOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Feb. 10, 2015.
  • 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.