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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,376Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 1 out of 25 providers in this state and specialty

$809K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 2 out of 25 providers in this state and specialty

977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Vermont
lower than average

Antipsychotics

0% of this provider’s 908 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 0%.

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Antibiotics

This provider prescribed antibiotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Opioids

This provider prescribed opioids to at least one but fewer than 11 patients, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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Brand Name Drugs *

20% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.

Prescription Price

$65 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $111 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

13 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 7.


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

$616K

2014

$731K

2015

$809K

2016

Number of Claims

11,676

2014

12,181

2015

12,376

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.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,147

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,065

prescriptions.

200

patients, 20% of all patients

1 3
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 731

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

2 2
LISINOPRIL 719

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

3 4
CLOPIDOGREL 635

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

4 5
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 632

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

118

patients, 12% of all patients

5 1
FUROSEMIDE 584

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

6 9
WARFARIN SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

7 11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

8 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

9 21
CARVEDILOL 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

10 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

11 8
SIMVASTATIN 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

12 12
ELIQUIS 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

13 6
DIGOXIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

14 18
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

15 19
SOTALOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

16 22
SPIRONOLACTONE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

17 17
ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

18 16
RANEXA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

19 34
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

20 13
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

21 20
NITROSTAT 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

22 27
AMIODARONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

23 26
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

24 41
TIKOSYN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

25 23
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

25 38
XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

27 14
DIGOX 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

28 31
TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

29 15
BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

29 36
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

31 43
PRADAXA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

32 44
CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

33 24
CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

34 38
DIGITEK 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

35 46
FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 36 47
CILOSTAZOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 37 49
DOFETILIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

38 29
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

39 25
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 40 35
MULTAQ 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 41 51
BENICAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

42 52
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 43 54
DILTIAZEM HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

43 54
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 45 31
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 46 28
JANTOVEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

47 30
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

47 37
CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

49 42
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. 7, 2008.
  • 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.