Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

See Other Prescribers With This Specialty in This State »

7,087Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$291K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
696 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income 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

$178K

2014

$270K

2015

$291K

2016

Number of Claims

4,960

2014

6,764

2015

7,087

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.

Click to Filter by Category

Clear Filter


O

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
CLOPIDOGREL 864

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

181

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 700

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 674

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 661

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 388

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SOTALOL 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 208

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIKOSYN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to [email protected] and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to [email protected].

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 Feb. 16, 2017.
  • 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.