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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,538Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$933K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,153 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$756K

2014

$748K

2015

$933K

2016

Number of Claims

12,330

2014

13,427

2015

15,538

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 1,810

prescriptions, 12% of all prescriptions

1,649

prescriptions.

382

patients, 33% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,431

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,331

prescriptions.

348

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,117

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

264

patients, 23% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 1,115

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

980

prescriptions.

244

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

PRADAXA 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

98

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 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.