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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$433K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,000 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$307K

2014

$388K

2015

$433K

2016

Number of Claims

5,100

2014

6,163

2015

6,266

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 591

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

193

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 582

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

145

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

169

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 382

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

126

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 367

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 336

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 314

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

EFFIENT 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 97

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPROL XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 10, 2014.
  • 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.