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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,178Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.96M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$2.18M

2014

$4.4M

2015

$4.96M

2016

Number of Claims

5,763

2014

6,009

2015

6,178

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
CARVEDILOL 418

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

120

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

123

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

87

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 259

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ADEMPAS 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OPSUMIT 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ADCIRCA 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LETAIRIS 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MULTAQ 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ORENITRAM ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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RANEXA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% 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 Oct. 31, 2013.
  • 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.