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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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4,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
402 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
6% 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

$392K

2014

$497K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

3,788

2014

4,558

2015

4,531

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
SIMVASTATIN 290

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 287

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRADAXA 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 2, 2010.
  • 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.