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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,232Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
712 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$571K

2014

$688K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

5,495

2014

5,684

2015

6,232

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 588

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

178

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 386

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 364

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 244

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 230

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

NITROSTAT 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

PRADAXA 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% 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 March 17, 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.