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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,399Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$415K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$291K

2014

$339K

2015

$415K

2016

Number of Claims

5,711

2014

6,270

2015

6,399

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.

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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 910

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

846

prescriptions.

214

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 506

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 369

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 316

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 226

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 164

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MULTAQ 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

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 May 24, 2016.
  • 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.