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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,405Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$432K

2014

$496K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

8,488

2014

9,467

2015

10,405

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 754

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

156

patients, 24% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 691

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 686

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 607

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

109

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 443

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARTIA XT 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 June 6, 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.