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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,354Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,028 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$724K

2014

$919K

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

7,059

2014

8,600

2015

10,354

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.

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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 998

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

270

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

189

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 485

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

COREG CR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 28, 2010.
  • 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.