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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,327Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$794K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$567K

2014

$659K

2015

$794K

2016

Number of Claims

4,961

2014

5,705

2015

6,327

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 402

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 326

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 311

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 248

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

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 Sept. 25, 2012.
  • 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.