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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,271Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$520K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
634 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$382K

2014

$432K

2015

$520K

2016

Number of Claims

5,121

2014

5,505

2015

6,271

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 781

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

212

patients, 33% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 650

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

156

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

141

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 464

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

137

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

XARELTO 231

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

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 Sept. 22, 2014.
  • 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.