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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.92M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$1.94M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.92M

2016

Number of Claims

20,419

2014

20,326

2015

19,857

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.

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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 1,173

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

240

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,171

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,117

prescriptions.

234

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,066

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

233

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,038

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

227

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,038

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

231

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 952

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

225

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 913

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

219

patients, 14% of all patients

ELIQUIS 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

120

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

148

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

150

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

132

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

105

patients, 7% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

99

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

TIKOSYN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTRESTO 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

66

patients, 4% of all patients

DOFETILIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

MULTAQ 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NIACIN ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

EFFIENT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

BRILINTA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

COUMADIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANTOVEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 18, 2016.
  • 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.