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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$872K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$621K

2014

$771K

2015

$872K

2016

Number of Claims

8,252

2014

8,855

2015

9,451

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,290

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,219

prescriptions.

315

patients, 34% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 774

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

189

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 450

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 436

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ELIQUIS 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 June 28, 2011.
  • 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.