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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.22M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

8,076

2014

8,490

2015

8,524

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 741

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

191

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

118

patients, 13% of all patients

TOPROL XL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NADOLOL 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

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 May 16, 2014.
  • 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.