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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$313K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$243K

2014

$272K

2015

$313K

2016

Number of Claims

7,072

2014

7,395

2015

7,755

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
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 602

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 537

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 487

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 301

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

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 Aug. 8, 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.