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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,048Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
919 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$610K

2014

$631K

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

16,922

2014

17,532

2015

16,048

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,340

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

253

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,236

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,090

prescriptions.

238

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 1,039

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

194

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 914

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 905

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

792

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 881

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

175

patients, 19% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

SOTALOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

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 July 26, 2012.
  • 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.