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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,910Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
956 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$685K

2014

$730K

2015

$905K

2016

Number of Claims

11,938

2014

12,371

2015

12,910

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 998

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

173

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 809

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 731

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 706

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

168

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SOTALOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DILT-XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ENTRESTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Nov. 9, 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.