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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,467Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$323K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$297K

2014

$296K

2015

$323K

2016

Number of Claims

6,165

2014

6,519

2015

7,467

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 722

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

178

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 589

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 564

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 443

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 429

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 323

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 318

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 290

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 285

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 Oct. 10, 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.