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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% 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

$669K

2014

$908K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

5,053

2014

5,924

2015

6,414

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
ELIQUIS 491

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 341

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL ER 240

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

10
CARTIA XT 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 179

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 170

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% 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 17, 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.