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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$840K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
853 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$741K

2014

$728K

2015

$840K

2016

Number of Claims

15,416

2014

14,531

2015

14,236

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
CLOPIDOGREL 1,176

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

208

patients, 24% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 1,021

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

882

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 852

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 831

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

158

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

CARTIA XT 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOLAZONE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

EFFIENT 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

MULTAQ 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 March 14, 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.