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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,775Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$904K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,020 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$643K

2014

$709K

2015

$904K

2016

Number of Claims

10,396

2014

10,864

2015

11,775

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,501

prescriptions, 13% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

348

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 746

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 646

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

166

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 582

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

SOTALOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 April 25, 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.