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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,241Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$826K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$619K

2014

$729K

2015

$826K

2016

Number of Claims

12,122

2014

13,568

2015

14,241

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 1,346

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

233

patients, 28% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 957

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

812

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

93

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

10
CLOPIDOGREL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRADAXA 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Aug. 20, 2007.
  • 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.