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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$893K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,002 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$587K

2014

$665K

2015

$893K

2016

Number of Claims

8,171

2014

9,216

2015

10,834

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 781

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

204

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

130

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

144

patients, 14% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 450

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

10
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TAZTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

10
NITROSTAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VYTORIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NADOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.