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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,660Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$529K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
880 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$433K

2014

$416K

2015

$529K

2016

Number of Claims

13,044

2014

13,878

2015

15,660

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 1,274

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

238

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,253

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

961

prescriptions.

216

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,124

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,078

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

771

prescriptions.

196

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,046

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

195

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 989

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

186

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

161

patients, 18% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

129

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

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 July 8, 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.