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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,494Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$644K

2014

$612K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

8,417

2014

8,721

2015

9,494

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 SUCCINATE 447

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 432

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPAFENONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TIKOSYN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

EFFIENT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Nov. 6, 2013.
  • 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.