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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,279Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$821K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$861K

2014

$887K

2015

$821K

2016

Number of Claims

7,251

2014

7,357

2015

7,279

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 403

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

119

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 331

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LIVALO 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 9, 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.