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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Cardiovascular Disease

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$944K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,206 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$763K

2014

$912K

2015

$944K

2016

Number of Claims

8,813

2014

9,506

2015

8,791

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 753

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

201

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 647

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 605

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

209

patients, 17% of all patients

ELIQUIS 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 423

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 403

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 360

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

133

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

SOTALOL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

TOPROL XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MULTAQ 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 9, 2014.
  • 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.