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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,353Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 21 out of 636

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 17 out of 636

1,109 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

This provider prescribed antipsychotics to at least one but fewer than 11 patients who are 65 and older, so Medicare redacted the exact figure. Comparisons are not shown.

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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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Risky Drugs for Seniors

5% of this provider’s 1,028 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 5%.

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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

21% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$94 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $75 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

10 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 9.


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 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$473K

2012

$703K

2013

$854K

2014

$1.07M

2015

Number of Claims

6,445

2012

9,301

2013

10,203

2014

11,353

2015

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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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.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,147

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

1,107

prescriptions.

284

patients, 26% of all patients

1 1
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

698

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

231

patients, 21% of all patients

2 8
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

665

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

212

patients, 19% of all patients

3 3
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

627

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

193

patients, 17% of all patients

4 4
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

445

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

5 11
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

6 7
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

7 6
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

8 2
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

9 5
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

9 14
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

11 9
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

11 20
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

11 19
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

14 17
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

14 13
FLECAINIDE ACETATE

Flecainide is used to preve... +

Flecainide is used to prevent certain types of life-threatening irregular heartbeats. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

16 38
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

17 12
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

18 10
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

19 16
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

20 15
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

21 41
TIKOSYN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

22 48
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

23 22
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

24 18
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

25 33
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

26 36
MULTAQ

Treats heart rhythm problem... +

Treats heart rhythm problems in patients who have a history of atrial fibrillation. Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

27 62
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

28 31
TOPROL XL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain), and lowers the risk of repeated heart attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

29 30
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 30 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

30 37
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

32 21
SOTALOL

Treats an irregular heartbe... +

Treats an irregular heartbeat. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

33 23
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

34 25
CARTIA XT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

35 27
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

36 105
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

37 34
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

38 45
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

39 43
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

39 24
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

41 58
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

42 29
BRILINTA

Used along with aspirin to ... +

Used along with aspirin to prevent serious or life-threatening problems with the heart and blood vessels in people who have had a heart attack or severe chest pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

43 71
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

43 59
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

45 70
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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, 2011.
  • 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.