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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,491Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,128 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$762K

2014

$695K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

8,649

2014

8,376

2015

8,491

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 603

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

196

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 402

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 384

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

PRADAXA 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

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 June 30, 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.