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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,869Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,024 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$730K

2014

$794K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

12,398

2014

13,785

2015

12,869

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 986

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

227

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

191

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 669

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

107

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

EPLERENONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLECAINIDE ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VYTORIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MULTAQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Jan. 2, 2013.
  • 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.