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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,387Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$389K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,001 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$322K

2014

$336K

2015

$389K

2016

Number of Claims

8,739

2014

9,320

2015

9,387

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 918

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 768

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

188

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 657

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

93

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 4, 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.