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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$894K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$780K

2014

$880K

2015

$894K

2016

Number of Claims

13,757

2014

14,971

2015

15,231

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 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 Nov. 11, 2015.
  • 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.